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The Current Sauc 

Since 1911 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, LA 

June 8, 1999 


Page 2 

Campus Connections 
New system president 

visits campus. 

Page 3 

Ground broken on new 
Crew building. 

Fifty year graduates 
honored at Spring 
Page 4 

'Queen' stopped in 
Natchitoches Monday 

List of graduates by 
Page 5 

Continuation of list. 
Page 6 

New! Devil's Advocate 
Page 7 

La. Sports Hall of Fame. 
Page 8 

Batson goes in MLB 

Bell earns All-American 

Remaining Summer Issues: 
June 22 
July 6 
July 20 

Largest spring commencement class ever 

Sauce Staff 
News Bureau 

Spring enrollment was not 
the only number up thus far 
in 1999 as the University 
handed out 639 
degrees during 

The spring class 
is estimated to have 
been the largest 
class in the history 
of the University. 

Of the 600-plus 
graduates, five 
completed their 
course study with a 
4.0 grade point 

The five students 
were Pauline 
Dappen and April 
Seegers of Many, 
Mildred McManus 
of Eunice, Emily 
Norgress of 
Denham Springs 

and Patrick Thomassie of 
New Iberia. 

Fifty-seven graduates 
were recognized for 
completing their bachelors 
degree with grade point 
averages of 3.7 or better. 

Also graduating summa 
cum laude with grade point 
averages of 3.9 or better 
were: Rachel Aaron of 
Pineville with a Bachelor of 
Science in Biology, Stefanie 
Boswell of Woodworth with 

Gary Hardamon 

Northwestern contributed more than 600 to the thousands of college 
graduates in the class of 1999. This class is estimated to be the largest Spring 
commencement class in the University's history. 

a Bachelor of Science in 
Psychology, Charles Bradford 
Jr. of Olla with a Bachelor of 
Arts in Liberal Arts and 
Sciences, Lucas Dowden of 
Many with a Bachelor of Arts 
in History, Jennifer Fabre' of 
Covington with a 
Bachelor of Arts 
in Liberal Arts 
and Sciences, 
Derek Foster of 
Deville with a 
Bachelor of Arts 
from the 
Scholars' College, 
Jennifer LaCaze 
of Leesville with 
a Bachelor of 
Science in 
Management and 
L a C o u r - 
Hornsby of 
Tioga with a 
Bachelor of Arts 
in Journalism 

see Commencement | 
pages 2,3 

| pages 

SGA Execs elected Landrieu visit focuses on history 
to SAC positions 

Sauce Staff 

The Student Advisory 
Council for the University of 
Louisiana System has two of 
the three positions filled by 
Northwestern students. 

Shawn T. Hornsby, 
Student Government 
President, and Paul Rome, 
Student Government Vice 
President, will serve as the 
chairman and secretary of 
the SAC respectively. 

The SAC meets once a 
month before the Board of 
Supervisors for the 
University of Louisiana 
System meeting. The SAC 
serves as a liaison between 
the students and board. 

Hornsby says he and 
Korne are continuing where 
other executives have left off. 

"Our school has 
established itself within 
student government 
'unctions throughout the 
state over the last couple of 
years," Hornsby said. "We 
*} re going to further our 
f e Putation for being a leader 
111 state- wide functions." 

According to Hornsby, the 
situation is ideal because the 
cll airman has to be in 

constant contact with the 

"Having Paul as secretary 
is great because we can 
coordinate every aspect of 
our meetings from our own 
office," said Hornsby. 

The next SAC meeting is 
scheduled for Friday June 18 
in the State Office Building in 
Baton Rouge. 

Besides organizing and 
holding the SAC meetings, 
Hornsby and Rome are 
responsible for keeping 
members informed of 
legislation which the system 
office deems relevant to 
higher ed. 

Erin Buratt, Vice President 
at Southeastern Louisiana 
University, was elected vice 
chair. Also from 
Southeastern is Tijean 
Rodriguez, the student 
elected to sit on the board as 
a voting member. 

After July 1 the system 
will lose the community 
colleges as they form their 
own system. The remaining 
members will be Grambling, 
Nicholl's, Northeast, 
Northwestern, La. Tech, 
Southwestern, Southeastern 
and McNeese. 

Sauce Staff 

Preserving Louisiana's 
rich history is one of the keys 
to a thriving economy in the 
area and 
throughout the 
state, said U.S. 
Sen. Mary 

In a brief 
Wednesday June 
2, the south 
democrat spoke 
to city and 
administrators at 
a reception on 
the NSU campus. 

was just a single 
stop on 
Landrieu's three- 
day state lour 
which included 
monroe and 
Baton Rouge. 
Landrieu also 
had the honor of speaking at 
the city's first-ever town hall 
meeting held at the Martin 
Luther King Jr. Recreation 
and Education Center where 
she touched on teen violence 
and the nation's defense 

Landrieu's purpose for the 
Wednesday stop was to tout 
historical preservation in the 
city known as the oldest 
permanent settlement in the 

her three 

Gary Hardamon 

Mary Landrieu visited 
faculty and local officials on 
-day tour of the state. 

Louisiana Purchase. 

"Natchitoches is well 
positioned in all the different 
ways," Landrieu said. 

She also said the 
University and the city must 
combine forces to to promote 
historical preservation. 

Landrieu expressed her 
appreciation of how local 
officials have furthered 
developed their resources by 
expanding tourism and 
restoring the many older 
homes in the area. 

Special mention was given 
to the National Center for 
Preservation Technology and 
Training. Located in South 
Hall since 1994, the center 
strives for advancements in 
the art and science of 
preservation. The center is 
an effort of the National Park 

The center's future home 
is the Old Women's 
Gymnasium, the oldest 
building on campus. 

With regards to the 
University, Landrieu sees 
NSU as a catalyst for the area 
which needs to continue 
work with the community. 

Mayor Joe Sampite echoed 
the Senator's sentiment 
saying the city and University 
should promote the "crown 
jewel of Louisiana." 

She further stated that 
higher education deserves 
"special attention" from 
Congress. The Senator also 
encouraged the University 
officials to be creative in the 
partnerships they form for 
the funding of special 


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June 8, 1999 

Campus ^ t • j • 

connections New system president visits campus 

Student Activities 
Board; All students 
currently enrolled are 
invited to out to the bingo 
and cookout nights held 
each week of the summer 
sessions. All programs 
begin at 7 p.m. in 
Bossier Hall. 
June 23 
July 21 

(You can win money) 
June 9 
June 30 
July 14 

Miss Louisiana 
Pa geant: Please watch 
six of Northwestern 's very 
own, including Shelly 
Colvin Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet, compete in the 
Miss Louisiana pageant on 
June 19. 

NSU Aquatics 
Learning : It is not to 

participate in 'Learn to 
Swim' at Nesom 
Natatorium. Register via 
email to 
The class is thirty dollars 
per student (family 
discounts are given). The 
last day to register for the 
third and fourth sessions 
is June 22. 

3rd Session: June 28- 
July 16 Monday, 
Wednesday, Friday 

4:45p.m.-5:30 p.m. 
4th Session: June 28- 
July 16 Monday, 
Wednesday, Friday 

5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. 


from page 1 

and Misty LaCour of 
Natchitoches with a Bachelor 
of Arts in Elementary 

Other students graduating 
summa cum laude were: 
Bonnie Jean Mikovich of 
LaCombe with a Bachelor of 
Science in Accounting, 
Rachel Ross of Alexandria 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

The University was given 
its first look at the new 
president-elect of the 
University of Louisiana 

system, Bobby Jindal. 

Jindal comes to higher 
education after serving as 
the secretary of the 
department of health and 
hospitals for Louisiana. 

Although he has only been 
in office a few weeks, Jindal 

has managed to tour more 
than half of the campuses in 
the system and will finish 
touring the other three this 

Jindal commented on the 
importance and purpose of 
the campus tours. 

Board Tour 

Bobby Jindal, President-elect of the Board of Supervisors for the University of 
Louisiana System, stands next to University President Dr. Randall Webb (left) 
and Board of Supervisors member Dr. Ed Anders (right) during a reception at the 
board tour of the campus Tuesday May 25. The purpose of Jindal's visit was to 
familiarize himself with the campuses and their respective centers of excellence. 

with a Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing, Angela Turner of 
Baton Rouge with a Bachelor 
of Arts in Liberal Arts and 
Sciences, Lisa Waters of 
Shreveport with a Bachelor 
of Science in Nursing and 
John Scott Williams of 
Natchitoches with a Bachelor 
of Arts in Liberal Arts and 

Twenty-one students 
graduated magna cum laude 

with grade point averages of 
between 3.80 and 3.89. 
Those students were: Donna 
Ackel of Natchitoches with 
a Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing, Reta Brashears of 
Chrkville, Ark. with a 
... chelor of Arts in Liberal 
An.-, and Sciences, Jaime 
Bra^zell of Natchitoches with 
a Bschelor of Arts in English, 
Brand i Byrd of Caster with 
a Bachelor of Science in 

Golden Graduates Gary Hardamon 

Every year, Northwestern recognizes graduates on their fiftieth anniversary. This 
year the University recognized 45 graduates from 1949. 

Secondary Education, 
Melony " Ebeling of 
Prairieville with a Bachelor of 
Arts in Liberal Arts and 
Sciences, Shannon Etheridge 
of Natchitoches with a 
Bachelor of Arts in 
Elementary Education, Amy 
Felder of Torbert with a 
Bachelor of Arts in 
Elementary Education, Jason 
Hollier of Anacoco with a 
Bachelor of Arts in Social 
Science, Devon Kay of 
Anacoco with a Bachelor of 
Science in Nursing and 
Andrew Kolb of Greenwell 
Springs with a Bachelor of 
Arts in Journalism. 

Also graduating magna 
cum laude were: Janea 
Matherly of Shreveport with 
a Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing, Carman Nugent of 
Deville with a Bachelor of 
Science in Special Education 
M/M Elemcrtary Dual, 
Sarah Pleasant c " Marthaville 
with a Bachelor of Arts in 
Elementary Education, John 
Ray of Trap, Texas with a 
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal 
Arts and Sciences, Katherine 
Rhodes of Palestine, Texas 

"I intend to manage the 
University of Louisiana 
System from each of our 
campuses," Jindal said. "It is 
important to me to spend 
time at each institution, 
talking with students, faculty, 
administrators ana other 
staff, and local community 
leaders. These visits will help 
me learn about the unique 
issues facing each university, 
while also allowing me to 
share my vision for the entire 

Also Jindal wants to learn 
the centers of excellence 
germane to each university 
and help them promote that 

"Although we want to 
offer a well rounded 
curriculum, we cannot be all 
things to everyone," Jindal 

He was appointed acting 
system president May 7, 
succeeding James Cailier, 
who will retire June 30. 
jindal will officially take scat 
July 1. 

Jindal began his tour at 
Grambling where he 
attended the university's 
commencement exercises 
Sunday May 23 with 
President Bill Clinton. 

He will conclude his lour 
on June 21-23 at University 
of Southwestern, 
Southeastern Louisiana 
University, and Nicholl's Stale 

with a Bachelor of Science in 
Hospitality Management and 
Tourism, Elizabeth Rushing 
of Natchitoches with a 
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, 
Dia Sharbeno of Hornbeck 
with a Bachelor of Science in 
Hospitality Management, 
Heather White of Waskom, 
Texas with a Bachelor of 
Science in Secondary 
Education, Michael Williams 
of Holden with a Bachelor of 
Arts in Liberal Arts and 
Sciences, Emily Wise of 
Coushatta with a Bachelor of 
Arts in Elementary Education 
and Adam Wolfe of 
Natchitoches with a Bachelor 
of Science in Business 

Cum laude graduates with 
grade point averages of 
between 3.70 and 3.79 were: 
Jaime Caillet of Ama with a 
Bachelor of Science in 
Biology, Crystal Carver of 
Alexandria with a Bachelor 
of Arts in Liberal Arts and 
Sciences, Tenna Cook and 
Allison Corley of Many with 

see Commencement 

page 3 

June 8, 1999 


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Page 3 


Sampite retiring after a 
score of service- 
Promoting the resignation 
of at least two councilmen 
who plan to toss their hats 
into the ring for the mayoral 
oid, Mayor Joe Sampite has 
decided not to seek re- 

Both councilmen Wayne 
McCullum and John 
Winston have already said 
they intend to run In the 
spring 2000 election. 

Pol 'ice Jury president, Ken 
Aaron, fellow juror J.W. 
Scarborough and former 
uror Betty Hilton will also 
be running for the mayoral 

Sampite is stepping down 
because he believes ne has 
served the city long enough. 

Sampite announced that 
his fifth term would be his 

"We're doing really well," 
Sampite said. "But I think it's 
time for some new blood." 

Although Sampite had 
entertained the thought of 
running for the state Senate 
seat currently occupied by 
Mike Smith, he now says he 
has no plans to run for 

"I'm retiring," Sampite 
said. "I'll find something to 
do. I've thought about 
becoming one of those 
greeters at Wal-Mart." 

Since he has been in 
office, Sampite has acquired 
local fame with his "I Love 
Natchitoches" sticker 
campaign, which has 
resulted in his passing out 
more than 10,00 stickers. 
Attorney in trouble- 

A local attorney faces 
misdemeanor charges and a 
possible lawsuit due to 
accusations that he grabbed 
and scratched the breasts of 
a former employee who 
worked in his law office, 
Jack Brittain, 71, of 

Parkway Drive, was charged 
with simple battery in 
connection with an incident 
which allegedly occurred at 
Brittain's home the evening 
of May 4. 

"Originally it started out 
looking like it was going to 
be a sexual battery, Danny 
Hall, investigator with the 
parish's District Attorney's 
Office, said. "But the statute 
does not fit with what 

Alexandria attorney Mike 
Small, who is representing 
Brittain, issued a press 
release after Brittain was 
released on his own 

"This case is about money 
pure and simple," Small said. 
My client received a letter 
from a plaintiff- type lawyer 
threatening suit a week-and- 
a-half before ink ever 
touched the summons in this 

Adams resigns i 
symphony conductor- 

Dr. George Adams has 
resigned as the conductor of 
the Natchitoches- 
Northwestern Symphony 
Orchestra as well as the 
Director of Orchestral 
Studies at Northwestern. 

Although Adams has been 
with the University since 
1 99 1 , he is moving to Idaho 
Falls, Idaho where he will 
become director and 
conductor of the Idaho Falls 
Symphony Orchestra. 
Parkway under new 
ownership- Natchitoches' 
only movie theatre, the 
Parkway Cinema, has 
recently been sold to Nelson 
Osserdahl. The Parkway, as it 
is commonly called, was the 
long time family business of 
the Maynard's of 

The new owner plans to 
restart the college night 

Place your ad here! 
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are half priced. 
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Crew breaks new ground 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

An upcoming addition to 
the University may be just the 

funding for the building in 
the spring semester. The 
projected cost of the 64-by- 
40-foot building is set not to 
exceed $17,500. 

Cupp said the new 
building will be used for 
storing the team's shells and 
oars as well as protect it from 
weather damage and 

Gary Hardamon 

Breaking ground in front of NSU Crew members are Calvin Cupp, head coach, Dr. 
Dan Seymour, VP for Student Affairs, Dr. Randall Webb, University President, and 
Shawn Hornsby, Student Government President (left to right). 

thing to give one campus 
organization a boost in the 
right direction. 

Ground was recently 
broken on campus for the 
construction of a storage 
building to be used by the 
NSU Crew Team. 

The Student Government 
Association approved 


from pages 1,2 

a Bachelor of Arts in 
Elementary Education, Kasey 
Crittenden of Many with a 
Bachelor of Science in 
Advertising Design, Tammy 
Curtis-Greuter of 
Mooringsport with a 
Bachelor of Science in 
Radiologic Technology, Krista 
Duffy of Bossier City with a 
Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing and John Dunn of 
Slidell with a Bachelor of 

Also graduating cum 
laude were Rebecca 
Farabough of Shreveport 
with a Bachelor of Arts in 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, 
JoAnne Friday of Chestnut 
with a Bachelor of Arts in 

Although ground was 
broken broken in May, 
Calvin Cupp, head rowing 
coach, saia there is a 30-day 
bidding period. Once a bid is 
approved, Cupp plans to 
meet the contractor, and 
construction should be 
completed some time in 
September or October. 

Special Education 
Mild/Moderate Dual, 
Jennifer Hill of Natchitoches 
with a Bachelor of Science in 
Social Work, Chandra Jones 
of Natchitoches with a 
Bachelor of Science in 
Accounting, Tammy Milner 
of Haughton with a Bachelor 
of Science in Nursing, 
Charlon Ramey of 
Montgomery with a Bachelor 
of Arts in Social Work, 
Gregory Romero of 
Greenwell Springs with a 
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal 
Arts and Sciences, Erika 
Russell of Rosepine with a 
Bachelor of Arts in Early 
Childhood Education and 
Adrienne Veuleman of 
Florien with a Bachelor of 
Sciences in Radiologic 


But more than that, he 
said, the building is a step in 
the right direction for the 

"We're real excited," he 
said. "This is a big step for 
our program. This gives us 
something concrete. 

Top graduates by college 
were: Seegers in the College 
of Business, Rivere in the 
College of Education, 
Dappen in the General 
College, Dowden and Boswell 
in the College of Liberal Arts, 
Thomassie m the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, Norgress 
and McManus in the College 
of Nursing and Aaron in the 
College of Science and 

The commencement 
speaker was Fourth District 
Congressman Jim McCrery. 

Faculty marshals for 
commencement were 
Professor of Business Dr. 
Subhash Dublabhji, recipient 
of the 1999 Mildred Hart 
Bailey Research Award, and 
retiring faculty member Beth 
Hayes of the College of 

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June 8, 1999 

Delta Queen completes Red River tour 

in Natchitoches 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

The Delta Queen, the only 
steamer of the early 1900 s 
still carrying passengers, 
made a special tour up the 

Red River this weekend. 

The Queen deviated from 
her normal course, which 
runs from Nashville to New 
Orleans, to take a tour of the 
history and beauty of the Red 

Before reaching 
Natchitoches Monday, the 
Queen made stops around 
Marksville and in 

The passengers received a 
special surprise Saturday 

morning when Benton's Bell 
Battery, a civil war re- 
enactment group, along with 
cavalry and infantry opened 
fire on the ship. 

Natchitoches' own Mayor 
Joe Sampite was a part of the 

photos by Gary Hardamon 

Red River tour. He was happy 
to have the ship come to 

"It is important to show as 
many people as we can why 
this is the crown jewel of 
Louisiana," Sampite said. 

Spring graduates listed by 
hometown were: 

Abbeville — Andrea Conque, Bachelor of 
Arts; Clayton L. Chauvin, Bachelor of 
General Studies. 

Alexandria — William Burkett Turner, 
Associate Degree; Kelly Jean Cobb, 
Jennifer M Stevens, Burnette Van Dyke, 
Associate of General Studies; Sandy 
Baber, Crystal Carver, Patrick C Clinton, 
Stevendy F. Mouton, Maria Sawrie, 
Charles Larry Stickell, Bachelor of Arts; 
Joanna Nkechinyere Okereke, Bachelor 
of General Studies; Lisa Bohrer, Bridget! 
L. Evans, Tamara Morse May, India Reid, 
Jeralyn Valair, Bachelor of Science; 
Karen Jean Shores Brown, Linda 
Michiels Fowler, Mary Kay Hirchak 
Garcia, Nancy M Gremillion, Rheta Lee 
Morgan, Yvonne M Price, Ann Marie 
Hodnett Rogers, Rachael Anne Smith 
Ross, Kayla Ann Daire Vallery, Bachelor 
of Science in Nursing; Keith Andre' Fox, 
Master of Education; Carol Adams 
Netherland, Master of Science in 
Nursing. Alturas, Calif. — Leslie A. 
Lancaster, Bachelor of Science. Ama — 
Jaime Caillet, Bachelor of Science. 
Anacoco — Mark F. Newton, Associate 
Degree in Nursing; Steven Perkins, 
Associate of General Studies; Jason 
Hollier, Erika Paige Rogers, Bachelor of 
Arts; Gwendolyn J. Andress, Jeffery 
William Fabian, Richard D. Partridge, 
Bachelor of Science; Devon Robison Kay, 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 
Arlington, Texas -- Jennifer Leigh 
Coatney, Bachelor of Music Education; 
Pamela Sue Lambert White, Master of 
Science in Nursing. 

Atlanta — Michael Willis, Bachelor of 
Science. Barksdale, AFB -- Tanya Marie 
Landrum Read, Master of Science in 


Baton Rouge — Trey Michael Earle, Toni 
Renee Harris, Angela Turner, Bachelor of 
Arts; Donovan Patrick Brown, Susie 
King, Bachelor of General Studies; 
Shellie Blanchard, Lynda Joyce Santisfer, 
Sandy Schmieder, Jonathan Damon 
Scribner, Bret A. Waguespack, Joseph 
Michael Wolfe, Bachelor of Science; 
Isaiah Myers III, Melissa Leigh Reynaud, 
Master of Education; Nancy Jane 
Kowalczuk Bailey, Master of Science in 
Nursing; Diane Elizabeth Malison, 
Specialist in Education. Beatrice, Ala. — 
Christopher J. Simmons, Associate of 
General Studies. Benton — Leslie Davis 
Watts, Associate Degree in Nursing; 
Christina M. Heard, Bachelor of Science 
in Nursing Berwick -- Heather Gros, 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 
Blanchard -- Debra D.Jones, Bachelor of 
Science in Nursing. Bogalusa -- Brian 
Wayne Swanner, Bachelor of General 
Studies. Boise, Idaho -- Matthew Slate, 
Bachelor of Science. Bossier City — 
Angela Ruth Aquilano Collins, Sandra 
Gail Saulsberry Darby, April Marie 
Dixon, Susanna Linxwiler Fellers, 
JiAnne Steele Graves, Sandra L Johnson, 
Cherie Ann Becker Marceaux, Amy 
Elizabeth Miller, Terri Lynn Collins 
Trusty, Sheryl Ann Jennings Walters, 
Associate Degree in Nursing; Waylon C. 
Bates, Jason Alan Laubscher, Micah V. 
Sims, Ebony Alethea Tatum, Bachelor of 
Arts; Thomas Martin Salter, Bachelor of 
General Studies; Margaret Jeannie Elley, 
Robert K. Franklin, Bachelor of Science; 
Rachel Allison, Harlan A. Diggs, Krista 
Renee Roan Duffy, Maria Ann Lincecum, 
Heather Lockey, Bridget N. Nauck, 
Ginger Fylant, Robin Rochelle Roush 
Wood, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; 

Susan Wilson Brown, Patricia J. Sanders 
Butterbaugh, Rhonda Jimes Crouch, 
Kari Marie Harman Laudenslager, Ava 
Susan C. McFerren McElwee, Cathy H. 
Wise, Master of Science in Nursing; 
Dean Allen Pavlicek, Master of Science. 
Boyce -- Jennifer Dionne Battles, 
Associate of General Studies; Michael 
Eric Cook, Bachelor of Science; 
Georgiana Marie Robinson, Bachelor of 
Science in Nursing; Vallery Alice 
Albritton, Master of Education. Buford, 
Ga. -- Edward Mahlon Woodard Jr., 
Associate Degree in Nursing. Calvin— 
Cristy DeAnn Huckaby, Bachelor of 
Science; Amanda Christine Anderson, 
Master of Arts. Campti -- Laverne 
Samuel, Michael Arnold Watts, Bachelor 
of Arts; Alice T. Olivier, Bachelor of 
Science. Carson City, Nev. — Stephen 
James Nielsen, Bachelor of Arts. Castor - 

- Kimberry N. Warren, Associate Degree 
in Nursing; April S. Ward, Bachelor of 
Arts; Amy D. Trangmar, Bachelor of 
General Studies; Brandi C. Byrd, Melissa 
Mishele Robinette, Bachelor of Science. 
Cecilia — Danielle R. Davis, Bachelor of 
Science. Chalmette — Katherine Eileen 
Fulton, Bachelor of Science. Chestnut — 
JoAnne Friday, Bachelor of Arts. 
Clarence -- Rose Yvette Rock, Bachelor 
of Arts. Clarksville, Ark. - Reta R. 
Brashears, Bachelor of Arts. 
Cloutierville -- Leslie Beaudion, 
Associate Degree. Colfax -- Wuancia 
Denise Milner, Associate of General 
Studies; Frankie Ray Jackson, Bachelor of 
Science. Columbia — Wendi Slone, 
Associate Degree in Nursing Converse - 

- Judy Esther Funderburg Fox, Bachelor 
of Arts; Steven Veddette Ford, Bachelor 
of Science in Nursing; Melissa Lynn 
Richardson, Master of Science in 

Nursing. Cotton Valley — Julie Annette 
Grooms, Associate Degree. Cottonport - 

- Shelley N. Brouillette, Associate of 
General Studies; Stephen Randall 
Couvillion Jr., Bachelor of Science; Gary 
Marie. Belt, Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing. Coushatta — Brenda Joyce 
Evans, Associate Degree; David C. 
Parker, Associate Degree in Nursing; 
Joseph Lee McCarty, Associate of 
General Studies; Lessonna Clark, Carrie 
G. Loftin, Emily E. Wise, Bachelor of 
Arts; Lelah C. Loftin, Bachelor of Music 
Education; Ryan B. Dupree, Bachelor of 
Science. Covington -- Michelle Craig, 
Jennifer Fabre, Bachelor of Arts; Gant 
Gremillion, Bachelor of Science. 
Crowley -- Korey Patrick Burgin, 
Bachelor of Science. DeRidder — Sandie 
Lee Williams, Bachelor of Arts; Scott L 
Marler, Bachelor of General Studies; 
Geoffrey Doyle, Yolanda Leah Scott, 
Bachelor of 'Science. Denham Springs - 

- Kellie Rabalais, Bachelor of Arts; Emily 
Norgress, Kendall L. Watts, Bachelor of 
Science. Destrehan -- Andrea M. 
Lemoine, Bachelor of Arts; BJ. McCarfer, 
Bachelor of Music Education. Deville — 
Derek W. Foster, Carman Nugent, 
Bachelor of Arts; Heather Cole, Shelley 
Deville, Jennifer Alwell Michiels, 
Bachelor of Science; Kimberry Williams 
Douzar Biddle, Marci Floyd, Bachelor of 
Science in Nursing; Shirley A. Sundberg 
Richardson, Master of Arts; Roslyn Jill 
Perritt Crews, Master of Science in 
Nursing. Dora, Ala. -- Kelley Denise 
Henderson, Master of Education. 
Doyline -- Tina Marie Moseley Nix, 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Dry 
Prong — Lori Suzanne Plunkett, Master 
of Arts. Duncanville, Texas- -John Reves, 
Bachelor of Arts. Duson- -Marie 

Eugenie Duhon, Bachelor of Science 
Easley, S.C.--Christopher L. Billioux 
Bachelor of Arts. Elm Grove— Christine 
E. Elston, Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing. Enterprise -- Cathy R 
Coleman, Associate Degree in Nursing. 
Eunice — Darren Troy Courville, 
Mildred S. McManus, Bachelor of 
Science inNursing. Florien — Judith Kay 
Landers Gervais, Bachelor of Arts; 
Matthew Smith, Bachelor of Muszic 
Education; Michael G. Duplechian, 
Adrienne Weldon Veuleman, Bachelor 
of Science. Fordoche — Jeremy 
LaCombe, Bachelor of Arts. Fort Polk 
Mary Pavlo Avalle, Erika B. Lovejoy, 
Associate Degree; Laura M. Sanchez, 
Associate of General Studies; Sarah L. 
Curtis, Bachelor of Arts; Samantha A 
Berge, Pamela D. Cook, Bachelor of 
Science; Lisa Lourey, Bachelor of 
General Studies; Chadwick Bronson 
Fletcher, Patricia A. Fortner, Terry E. 
Long, Master of Education. Georgetown 
~ Stacy Denise Morgan, Bachelor of 
•Science. Goldonna — Melissa Zingaro 
Carpenter, Bachelor of Arts. Gonzales 

- Amy LaPorte, Bachelor of Arts; Michael 
Anthony Tureau, Bachelor of General 

Gorum — Getawn Leine Rodrigues 
Associate of General Studies. Grand 
Cane — Sheilah S. Melton, Associate 
Degree in Nursing; Anne Long, Bachelor 
of Arts; Perry Duane Nichols, Master of 
Science in Nursing. Greenwell Springs - 

- Andrew Kolb, Gregory J. Romero, 
Bachelor of Arts. Gretna — Wendy 
Kennedy, Bachelor of Science. 
Haughton - Anita Michelle Thompson 
Awbrey, Shelley Denise Faust Sonnier, 
Associate Degree in Nursing; Benjamin 
G. Lee, Michelle Miller, Catherine A. 

June 8, 1999 

Page 5 

Schoenborn, Bachelor of Science; 
Jennifer Suzanne Allums, Kelly Denise 
Denton, Tiffany Michelle Endel, Tammy 
Lynette Milner, Cyndy B. White, 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 
Haynesville -- Stephanie Sullivan, 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 
Hineston — Lori Lynn Robinson, 
Bachelor of Arts. 

Hemphill, Texas — Rebecca Jean Lloyd, 
Bachelor of Arts. 

Hodge -- Amanda Paige Robinson, 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 
Holden — Michael D. Williams, Bachelor 
of Arts. 

Hornbeck — Joycelin Brown Barnes, 
Lannette Love Snell, Bachelor of General 
Studies; Dia N. Sharbeno, Bachelor of 

Houma -- Tammy Bordelon, Alexander 
B. Cannon, Tim Savoie, Bachelor oi 
Science; Kelly Jean King, Master of Arts. 
Hunlsville, Art --Jeremiah Justin Clifff, 
Bachelor of Science. 

Ida - - Kayci D. Dial, Bachelor of Science 
In Nursing. 

Jena - litys Marilyn francis, Associate 
of General Studies; April Bradford, 
Joanna Bradford, Anjeanette Michelle 
W. Cubral, Bachelor of Arts; Andra 
Ralenc Cruse, Richard Todd Webb, 
BactieU of Science; Marilyn Walker 
Drewelt, Bachelor pi Science in Nursing. 
JoViesbyro - Christopher Louis Barlow, 
Baclielor of Science; Melanie Kristine 
1 lull. Master of Science in Nursing, 
lontsvillr '-- Jill lossin, Bachelor of 
General Studies. 

Joyce v ; Patricia M Newman, Bachelor 
of Art. Keatehit • April lea Osborne, 
B<|. heioi of Science. KeithviHe -- Larry 
A. Blake. Patricia I, Dunning, Associate 
pegre'e inNursing, Suwn D, Hicks, 
Bachelor of Science in riiirsing. 
Kelly ;« Donna G. Moore, Bachelor of 
Sckutc Khigwood, Texas - Angela 
Michelle Lambert, Master of Education, 
Kntihwood ■ Patrick Martin., Bachelor 
of Science Lacoinbe';- Bonnie 1 
MiKoviclt, Bachelor pi Science. 
Lattyetle -- Jared Barras. Bachelor of 
Ai(i, Lake Charles .- Wendy Colonna, 
Bativaia Jean Gehrig, Bachelor of Arts; 
Heather Malbreau, Bachelor of Science; 
Marcus D. Deshoiel, Master of Arts. 
Lecompie' -- Krislen Nor fleet, Bachelor 
oi Ail*. 

Lceiyiik : ^anyha i pOl* 
Fulii.nian, Jeremy J. Wolff, Associate 
Degjee, Christina Marie Jarvts, Allison 
R. Pofi, Fredrick Wayne Wells, Associate 
01 Sacral Studies, Mary Ann Pease, 
M»rjr~Anri llagau, luiin L. Hayes, 
Own I, Pardue, Alan Dale Simmons II, 
Jcijnilfii: TiUey, BaclicUpr Arts; Rebecca 
IcAnn Bolshazy, Baciielcr of General 
Studies, Paula R. lUUineJl, Kimberly A 
BiosdaJe, Jeana Marie Btooks, Doneil 
Lcoiidra Eyans, Emily s>. I lagan, Jennifer 
K. I-aCaze, Sally Ann Cjuenga, Theresa 
Rachel Saiiger, Carmetja Antoinette 
Wtluarns, Bachelor of Science; Tracey 
Haypion Westfali, Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing; Michael Baye', Master of Arts; 
Jennifer Leigh Cprielj, Master $ 

Logansport -- Lisa Sullivan Register, 

Master of Education. 

Luling — Kay Sherwood, Bachelor of 


Magnolia, Ark. — Terri Lynn Crouse, 
Master of Music, 

Mamou -- Adrienne Kay Fontenot, 
Master of Education. 
Mansfield — Stephanie Renee Johnson, 
Associate of General Studies; Janet 

Lee Arnold, Treska Haley, Kristy 
Hendricks, Bachelor of Arts; Rosie S. 
Claiborne, Bachelor of General Studies; 
Chandria Sharie Ford, Bachelor of 
Science; Melissa Marie Crager, Master of 

Many — Tenna Marye Salter Cook, 
Allison Michele Corley, Luke Dowden, 
Charioty Isgitt James, Bridget F. 
Pilkington, Bachelor of Arts; Pauline 
Snell Dappen, Bachelor of General 
Studies; Kasey D. Crittenden, Valarie L. 
Hodge, Daniel T. Leone, Kristy L. 
Lightfoot, Amy L. Lyddy, Krista L. 
McCormic, April M. Seegers, Bachelor of 

Marksville -- Scott Ray Batts, Bachelor of 
General Studies; Jeremy M. 
Bonnette, Bachelor of Science. 
Marshall, Texas -- Tiffany C. 
Henderson, Bachelor of Arts. 
Marthaville -- Sarah Katherine Roe 
Pleasant, Bachelor of Arts; Laura Mae 
Powell -Strahan, Master of Education. 
Maurice - Mclinda L. Gray, Bachelor of 
Arts. Melder Tanya Lynn Wall, 
Bachelor of Science. Melrose -- Casey S. 
Williams, Bachelor of Science. 
Menasha, Wise. -- Lance Henry 
Arnoldussen, Bachelor of Science 
Mesquite, Texas -- Kelly Suzanne 
Gibson, Bachelor of General Studies. 
Metalrlc -- Michael Rene Brai>W>an. 
Alicia Pube, Charles C. UoUutgei, 
Bachelor of Science. Mkidle island, N.V. 

Diana Rodriguez, BaciidiM of ah., 
Minden -- Annette Denise fs'clsoii 
Triplet, Associate Degree in Nursing, 
Jason Alan Doerner, Bachejoj .< Sjaenai. 
Monroe -- (Cent Stafford Ma<»)iall, 
Master of Arts; Lynn Uaiu. Ia -'s 
Milliman, Master of Scitncv in Nm ^uift. 
Montgomery — Cliarlpn Sue Hale 
Ramey, Bachelor of Arts Muaiiysiayrl 
- Linda J. Talbert, Assct-iate Parage m 
Nursing; Tammy R. ^urtis Uicute,, 
Bachelor of Scjcnce. 
Morgan City,- Cory Paul . IVljott.. 
Bachelor ot General Studies; 
Christopher Lee Giroir, Mastei of Arts 
Muskogee, Okfe. — Derek AUen Nunn. 
Bachelor of Science. 
Natchez -- Ruth Ann Seyerm. As*>vi<iic 
of Genera] Studies; Richard John 
Packer, Baehejor of Arts; Becky Uyiic 
Patin, Bachelor of Science; Todd Pavid 
Teears, Master of Music. 
Natchitoches . Lydta McKoy, Awvw^, 
Degree; Nikki I. Darbonne, AssO^'une 
Degree jn Nursing; Rebekah ,V 
Borders,L>aWd Bovard, Donald Jjrpwj* 
fatricia Mffought. Associate o> i^nerc! 
Studies; Matthew Barton, Kevin }, uUn 
Bourque, Jairne C. Brazzell, Kimberly 
Renee Brewer* PeAnna Scott .Chadick. 
Ashley pawn Cotton, Christian cotton, 
Eric Aian DefratiSj Jessji^,. L. 
ppnahoyshannon R. Freemaii Etheiedge, 
Shewonna Lannette Fobbs, Breniun 
Gisclard, Vergie Sue Green, E/jka A. 
Harkins, UTaaha Moody Harris. l^oniU 
Gayle Harvey, Stephanie llciiuigaii. 
Jennifer Leigh HUT, Misty Mae laCour^ 
Emily A. Mangrum, Noelle McMuiLn 
Melissa Ann Njco, Robert Afcij Nehlig 
Ul.Talitha Roxanne Pcrld'^, j<MQ>C K 
Primm, Heather Lynn Richard, Eluabeih 
Willona Rushing, Cabrina M. Sawyer, 
Jennifer Lynn Schulz, Himanshu Pratap 
Singh, Dana Kellie Thompson, Mandy 
Walston, Jana Whitehead, John Scott 
Williams, Samuel Eugene Woodroof, 
Bachelor of Arts; Darien Lee Burnitt, 
Paul A. Cockrell, Jeffrey L. Dunn, Kerry 
Leon Durr Jr., ALJX Fung, Forrest D. 
Grimmett, Terry Glynn Kilgpre, Kathtyn 

Eileen Poe, Carlos Ratliff, Ira Louise 
Revels, Tinesha Williams Robinson, 
Jennifer M Steiner, Roshunda R. Ward, 
Clinton Ray Wysinger, Scott Garland 
Yarnell, Bachelor of General Studies; 
Cherissa Anne Legendre, Matthew 
Douglas Robb, Bachelor of Music 
Education. Magnus Akerstrom, 
Abraham B. Anthony HI, Kyesha Dawn 
Besant, Kimia L.Besharatpour, Patricia 
Carol Brinkman, Jodi Butler, Craig 
Carline, Connie Christophe, Michael 
Cieslak, Paul Simon Cullen, Alice Davis, 
Janice Davis, Tanya Doty, James David 
Foreman, Marvin Gregory Fuller, Barry 
Elwood Galloway, Kathleen R. Gillan, 
Kristy Gray, Brandon T. Harrell, Tonya 
LavetteHibbler, Chandra D. Jones, Sara 
Hebert Celeste LeGrand, Ron Lewis, 
Latrena D. Llorens, Carla Mims, Barbara 
V. Page, Amy Nicole Parker, Andrea 
Itenise Payton, Annie Maxine Pearl, 
Dawn Peterson, Angela Shenee Possoit, 
Bradley Stuart Poston, Casey Kenneth 
Shannon, Stacey A. Shaw, Jacqueline 
Marcie Sheffield, Shane L. Shepherd, 
Travettae S. Sowells, Anthony H- 
Slaluaker, Casey E. Steadman, Tammy 
Sullivan, Mordecaus Sykes, Nakita C. 
Terrell, Melinda Kay Tliomas, Rexana 
tfonita Cole Vance, Jill A. Whitehead, 
jakita Williams, Adam Bruce Wolfe, 
bacnelor of Science; Donna H. Acke|, 
Paiiice Nicole Holden, Clint Roy 
i.iviana, Donna Kaye Stewart Nelken, 
Baclielor ofSclence in Nursing; Thomas 
Marion Hall, Doctor of Education; 
Cat olyn Breedlove, Tana R. Fee, Loura S. 
j'ryv, I*ah Nicole Lentz, Francisco 
Kaiiion Lluna Mateu, Bcgona Perez 
Mn'a, Laurie Anne Bernard Richard, 
lejicia Ann Smith, Master of Arts; Alice 
Pupuy Armour, Dionne Boyce, Harold 
parter, Mary Foster, Sheryl Denise 
lic.lerick, Erin H. Keyser Kimberty Sue 
iNvics-Roque, Master of Education. Hong 
^"Ijen, Elaina Grace Rrgg Kapcoe, Master 
,k Music; Detries La'Muriel Rogers 
^Uji ris, Master of Science in Nursing. 
Nebraska City, Neb. • Seth Michael 
jxV.rand, Bachelor of Science, 
jjcy iberia -- Heather A»iouton, Falrictc 
fhejmassie, Bachelor of Arts; Linda L, 
CWk, Master of Education. 
Nc* Llano Benita Louise Skidnjore, 
bithelor ot Arts; Mandy Lynne AJIen, 
Bachelor of Music Education; Robert U 
pill, Mastei of Education 
fjew Orleans -- Diana Stephanie 
Ciwpin-Tsai, Associate Degree; Randall 
Maithew Schulz, Kelly Songy, Bachelor 
sU 1 Arts; Pamian NiltelJ Johnson. 
li.i. |ie lor of General Siudks; Roshonda 
Ann ' Hanilne, Jennifer Sabrier, Kasey 
Soniy, Bachelor of Science, 
fjicvy Sarpy -- Monica K. Aiianis, 
Bachelor o| Arts. 

Otvrlin -- Dawn Noel Caesar, Master of 

Oil City - - Christina M. Pyle, Bachelor of 

OHa -- caillvii D. Sharp, Associate 
t>e^> ee in Nursing; Charles Benjamin 
Bradford, Bachelor of Arts; Peggy Sue 
Ijoyett Vickers, Master of Education. 
Oiiemo, Va, - Gregory James Vincent 
Harris, Bachelor of General Studies 
ityelousas -- Eric Prudhomme, Bachelor 
oj Arts; Brandon G. Cuillory, Bachelor 
oi Science. 

Orcutt, CaUf. - Tamara Jane! Shorts 
Peck, Bachelor of General Studies 
Ozark, A|a. -- Michael D. Hunt, 
Associate of General Studies. 
Palestine, Texas ~ Katherine L Rhodes, 
Bachelor of Science. 

Pelican — Brandy McConaihy, Bachelor 
of Arts. 

Pineville — Ozel Lorraine Meeks Hunter, 
Associate of General Studies; Brandi Dee 
Hibbs, Courtney LaCour-Hornsby. 

Taffy Kane Bryant Slay, Bachelor of Arts; 
Amy Michelle Baker, Cynthia 
Washington, Bachelor of General 
Studies; Rachel Ann Aaron, Pamela S. 
Bennett, Rebecca Ann Glasscock, Jodie L 
Jeansonne, Erricka LaCour,Vivian Leigh 
Robak, Kacey D. Stevens, Kelly G. White, 
Bachelor of Science; Angela Paige 
Parham Gore, Sandra Lee McKnight 
Hathcote, John Robert Hughes, Belinda 
Lee Coutee McKay, Rosetta Shaw, 
Bachelor ofScience in Nursing; Alice 
Kristine Lejeune, Master of Arts; Randy 
Neil Alwell, Betsy Jane Lockey Sylvan 
True Pigg, Jason Paul Soileau, Kristen N. 
Thames, Master of Education; Linda p. 
Moore Ray, Chrystal Denise Rogers, 
Master ot Science in Nursing. 
Pitkin - - Cassie Robinson Till, Uacheloi 
of General Studies; Courtney Lynn Pc|t, 
Bachelor pf Science. 

Plain Dealing - Mary Frances Bordeluii 
Robinson, Associate Degree ;n Nursing, 
Jason Anderson, Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing. Pleasant Hill - Mary Louise 
Ebarb Sejmivado, Bachelor of Arls 
jrullock - Lisa Gtntz, Bachejor of Arls, 
Mary Emelec Benjamin, Masler o( 
Science in Nursing. Port Arthur, Texas ' 

Sliekemh Kylcs, Bachelor oi Science, 
frairieville - ^telpny Ebelny, Bachelpi 
pf Arts. Provencal — Taiumje larc*- 
Brian, Bachelor of A||j; Uiula 
McGaskey, Bachelor of General Sn'tdiet, 
Poiuld C, ttarb, Cynthia Pofrt? 
Thames, Uaclielor of Science, i 
Quitiiiuu Candice S Hudson. 

Bachelor of Artk Robeliiic V- Jodie 
Chrislinaj, Cou|l|»ey C. Nelsoii, Baclieloi 
or Science Robert -- Sajah Webfi 
Bacnelor ot Science. Rosepine -■ Erika 
Mary Person Ruisell, Bachelor of Arts, 
pavid M Degg!>, 

Bachelor of General Studies, Pavid 
Scard, Baclieloi of Science. 
Ruston ; - lasa Shaw Air hart, Baclielor ot 
Arts, Jeniiiler puunie Adkuui, Eminanuej 
Edu, Baclielor of Science; Ainy R. Posj, 
Baclielor of Science in Nursing. ' 
Saint Maurice -- Fran^im, 
Holjuigsworth, Bachelor of Se lettcc. 
Saline ; Melba H. Tyler, B_acheK>i pi 
Science. • 

Santprcl, iyiich -- Jason Eric Hat!. 
Bachelor pi Ant, 

Sarepta Angela Dawn Kot>erttui; 
flerrick, b^helpr of Science in. NMpins( 
Scott • iSj&cgf Benjamin (huinisicr Jr*. 
Associate of Science; Tom Walli» 
Baclielor p( Arts. 

Seneca, S C. • - Keiuieth Robtrl Rushjovv, 
Doctor of Education. 
Shreveport " -.- Sherry Lyu Mcelei 
Bonnette, SJiarla DuPont, James K n»he« 
JL Tracy L. Geer, Debrisha Tywuna Hall, 
jerry Alan Hcndrix, James Tinsley 
Martin III, Martha Jane McFarland, 
Barbara Robertson McShah, Belinda 
Jewel Coojc Owens, Melissa Rene j^jesj. 
Tammy Jean Barnebey pobiiisoij, 
Associate Degree in Nursing; Donn'a 
Elizabeth Prudhomme, Associate oi 
tleneral Studies; Rebecca E. Farabpugh, 
LaTarchau Harris, Lola Q, Johnson, 
Bachelor pf Arts; Patrick Algeston 
Worsham, Bachelor of Music Education; 
Heather D. Barr, Julie Bedard, Vau A. 
Puffy, Alicia Marie Tate Ear ley, Shea 
Suzanne Forest, Tameron Reed Hinton 
Sandra Deanne Kay McClure, Jonathan 
T. Miller, Sosna Myles, Duane Williams, 

Bachelor pf Science; Stephanie Marie 
Brpuillette, Debbie Gail Cangelose, 
Patricia Ann Hult Daniel, Frederick R. 
Edgerton Jr., Elisabeth Michele Erickson, 
Shannon Renee Gully, Kimberly A. 
Leach, Janea Marie Anastasio Matherly, 
Ronisa LauraLee Foster Mathews, John 
D. Millwee, Tiffany Christine Newman, 
Eue Partin, Susan Kay Stroker, Kristui 
Nicole Tastet, Lisa R. Waters, Christoph 
K White, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; 
Justine Courtney Reilly, Master of Arts; 
Ginger Faye Eppinette, James D. Kennedy 
, Master of Education; Tammy Renee 
Bradford, James Edward Harper, 
Deborah Chase Humphrey, Michael 
Dale Patterson, Kathey A. Smelley 
Rogers, Sara Jane Whitlock, Mary Kate 
Crowder Young, Master of Science in 

Simmesport - Rose Marie Davidson 
Kuplesky, Bachelor of Science in 

Simpson New; Kay Reeies v'tncetu, 

Baclielor ot General Studies. 

Slagle Toni Di e Moore, Uocitclor of 


Slidcll - John Dnin'. BacheL^r ot Music; 
Suzi lee KrucensM. Bachelor of 

Smithville. Miss' Jason Ray MUkr, 
Bachelor of GcaL'ij Studies 
Spring, Texas ' Ximberiy Michelle 
Clijlser.inan, Ba. j- of Science. 
Spiiiighill -- V.UXy Lynn Modisctie, 
Assocailc Liegrej; i.? Nursing 
StcVuewall I -V jiyiael 1| Walki r, 
BachekW oj Sc!j.o>ir; ' • 

SugarUtwti c .,i.t\^ L. Wei. ii. liaclwUa- 
of .ScW»tcc jq Nuij,;,^ 
Sulphur -- Rcla'^ie Miinu,!, Badieloi 
of jicjciici in Nit' 

Toitvrt Ani^lVIJ^r, Bachykn pf Ails. 
Troup, 'Tjiai • "**j»»hn' Ki.tdley jUy, 
Baciielc, i> Aj i. 

Trout Sarah J-.i.jc Wlialley Stringer, 

Assocaite Degree-.!") Nursing. 

Tyler, Texas f.isi- Mari MaiUgaiilt, 

Bachelor oi ScK ,|i.t. 

Vidalia ' ' Billy ic^. Starr, Bachejor ot 

Science in Nury,ji v . - 

VUle JJatij: Uuaiyh. VeiU.^ 

Fonlenpt, BaUiJ.Pi ot S.iei(Cc in 


Viviait. ■ ' Sh.iiiii.' ■» Dan.;fi, 
Associate 1 <egrco u} Nursins; 
Walker Naiij.j ; i\. Sibley ba.ighriuuj, 
Master pi Kducij^ ij. Waskyiii, Texas - 
Ilea liier ^hili^'^clitlor >>/ Sckiiec. 
WayiicsixM O, Va 'i nomas VV,. Reynolds 
Jr., Master; of Atl ■ *ealliexiv>/,l, - 
- Ja^pt^grjian C^t^, Mastei Mu*k: 
West Moiiroc' ' Maiyanne Amanda 
Shcerrntkci Da i, -a^eia Maiy Cairo!! 
M. Daniel;, M.^ftjil of Scieiicc in 
Nursing; M. ^jZii^jKte Hcaid Oweiis, 
Doaonsi^i^j^y Wichjaj Km. - 

Heathei « Kcu.l 'Associate o» lie.ieial 
Studies. Winufc.f.1 - Detoj all Renee 
Smith McNaughlsX'.; Associate Pegree in 
Nursing^rp 1 ec' i ;Ciawfor4, Lashunda 
Kay Jones, Civ'.ial A. Pjaoie, ' Betsy 
Brazzell Beevc^ '^italics Wiiayer Jr., 
Bachelor or Ails; A (ex W Gcfeeri, Juntce 
1. Wagpncr, B,< L'^or of Scicitcc in 
Nursing; Keith" £ Bailey, Easier of 
Science; Beyejly Vpcuiu Taylor, 
Specialist in Edijj ij.ui 
Wcodwprth -- Sfefanie Suzpn Bos well, 
Bachelor of Scien^. Youngsville, Penn. 
-- John Russell Porotics, Master of 
Education. Zwolle -- James E. Durr, 
Associate of Science; Chad E. Procell, 
Jaime R- Sepulvado, Bachelor of Science; 
Shawn Hodge, Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing- • ■ • 

Page 6 

June 8, 1999 

Devil's Advocate 

The not so well researched political opinions of Mr. Jay Lyles and Mr Shawn T. Hornsby 

The Left Starring 
Shawn T. Hornsby 

Yes, guns are not the reason those innocent children 
were slain but you are an idiot if you do not acknowledge 
the fact that guns arc the cause of those deaths. 

I will even agree with Mr. Lyles further in that gun 
control policies will not work. The solution has been 
overcomplicated. Simply put. if you take all the guns away 
from everyone, there will be no more shootings. Other 
countries have discovered this concept and therefore do not 
have to worry about their schools and children falling 
victim to a peer. 

Again I reiterate, although guns are not the reason 
people kill, they are indeed a widely used medium. 

Regardless of any of your beliefs of what the root of the 
problem is, one thing is sure. Ultimately this debate will end 
with some type of legislation. Since legislating morals and 
values is not Constitutional, there is only one legislative 
option which will change the current situation: repealling 
the second amendment. 

Mr. Lyles would lead you to believe the people of 
America have abandoned generations of children over the 
last two decades and made them morally defunct. America 
is overrun with gangs of attention starved children who 
have witnessed countless acts of violence. According to Mr. 
Lyles, the blame does not lie with the idiot whopicked up 
the gun but all of you who have turned your back on our 
children. What a load of bull! 

Next you will tell me being a killer is genetic. 

Let's place the blame where it truly belongs. First the 
idiot who commits the crime is to blame. Then people like 
yourself Mr. Lyles who think everyone should have a gun 
on their person just like a wallet or billfold. 

Two hudred years ago when the second amendment was 
passed, a gun was a tool of the house. It was a means of 
protecting the family, feeding the family and defending the 
country (the national army was not effective by itself). A 
gun for those people was a necessity. 

Today any punk with $30 can buy a cheap handgun. 
Guns are no longer needed to protect the family from the 
wilderness, feed the family, or defend the country. 

There is only one answer... take them all away to ensure 
safety rather than a few or none to oreserve an archaic law. 

Editor's Note: 

Jay and myself are 
willing to offer our 
conflicting opinions on 
any topic under the sun. 

We simply need a topic 
and room to sputter our 
not so well researched 
opinions. Hopefully, we 
will turn this escapade 
into a witty debate you 
can not only think about 
but also chuckle about 

Although niether of the 
opinions will always 
represent our personal 
feelings, we will give it a 
good show. 

The only rule is that the 
person arguing the status 
quo writes first; therefore 
allowing the other to get 
the last word. 

If you want to vote or 
pick your winner of the 
week, email us at 

Shawn T. Hornsby 
Lesa Thompson 

Copy Editor 
Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 





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in Roy Hall. 

The Right Starring 
Jay Lyles 

Do young people no 
longer settle their problems 
after school on the 
playground with fists? 
Undoubtedly not. As a 
nation we are faced with one 
of the toughest problems 
America has ever seen: 
School violence and what we 
should do about it. 

Through our televisions 
we have witnessed every 
parent's horror, seeing his or 
her child dead. We have 
seen children murdered in 
small town Colorado and big 
city Georgia, but what do we 
do about the situation? 

Some liberals would have 
you believe that the reason 
these young people are dead 
is because these children had 
access to guns. 

Well, people, I am writing 
to tell you that guns are not 
the reason those children are 

Those children are dead 
because society as a whole 
has turned away from moral 
ways of living, and it wants 
to blame guns in order to 
avoid taking responsibility 
for those deaths. 

Gun control is not the 
answer anymore than 
putting a bandage over a 
slashed artery is the right 
solution in that situation. 

There are many gun 
policies in America now, and 
they did not stop these 
crimes from occurring. None 
of the currently proposed 
legislation, from background 
checks to higher age limits 
for purchasing guns, would 
have stopped the boys in 
Colorado from killing 

On top of that, they 
proved with their 
prefabricated cluster bombs 

that they did not need guns 
to kill anyone. 

I am going to get personal 
now. I was raised around 
guns my whole life. My 
family owns a number of 
guns, and I have never killed 
anyone. On a larger scale, 
almost everyone who lives in 
my home town owns a gun, 
and the only murder 
committed by a juvenile was 
the murder of an elderly 
couple that took place when 
he slit their throats with a 
box cutter. 

My point is this: a gun 
sitting on a table by itself has 
never killed anyone. 

In many instances, 
though, a gun sitting on a 
table has been used by a 
person to kill other people. 

It ultimately comes down 
to the person. The young 
man I wrote about earlier 
wanted to kill an elderly 
couple so bad that he used a 
box cutter. He did not have a 
gun. The boys in Colorado 
killed their classmates, and 
guns were not their only 
weapons of choice. 

We have to eventually 
understand that every gun 
law in the world will not 
change anything. We have to 
take it upon ourselves to 
make sure that our children 
learn some fundamental 
principles about hardwork, 
education and responsibility. 

We can take away the 
guns, but as long as we 
encourage our young people 
to be violent and hateful of 
the world, we will never see 
the end of school violence. 
We will just see new and 
even more gruesome forms 
of such violence. 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Page 7 


June 8, 1999 

Hall of Fame brings extra event 

Sports Information 

Music, storytelling by 
some of the state's all-time 
sports greats, tasty Louisiana 
food, comedy and family fun 
will be major elements of the 
enhanced schedule for 
the 1999 Louisiana Sports 
Hall of Fame induction 
weekend, June 25-26, in 

The traditional two-day 
induction weekend format 
has been enhanced to 
increase interaction between 
the sports stars and the pub- 
lic. In addition to the 
Saturday night induction 
banquet presented by 
SportsCare, the inaugural 
Friday Night Festival in 
Prather Coliseum will pro- 
vide fans with access to the 
1999 inductees and many 
other sports celebrities, 
including several Hall of 
Fame members inducted in 
past years. 

The 1999 Hall of Fame 
induction class includes for- 
mer LSU basketball coach 
Dale Brown, six-time Saints 
All-Pro linebacker Rickey 
Jackson, Northeast Louisiana 
and pro football star Joe 
Profit, Grambling and NFL 

standout James "Shack" 
Harris, Shreveport native 
and NFL All-Pro Pat Studstill, 
longtime Louisiana College 
basketball and baseball 
coach Billy Allgood and New 
Orleans businessman Dave 
Dixon, consid- 
ered "the father 
of the 

The week- 
end's schedule 
begins at 3 p.m. 
Friday with the 
Hall of Fame 
press confer- 
ence, followed 
at 5 by the 
Friday Night 
Festival in the 
tioned colise- 

The Friday 
Night Festival 
will begin at 5 p.m. in the 
air-conditioned coliseum 
arena. Live entertainment 
will be featured for more 
than four hours with the 
popular and versatile Steve 
Wells Band, a Cajun comedy 
act and other special guests 
on the main stage. 

Also in the main arena 
will be the Storytelling 

Corner, with Hall of Fame 
inductees, members and 
other sports figures partici- 
pating in 1 5-minute moder- 
ated question-and-answer 
segments interacting with 
the audience. 

"This event combines the 
charm of a casual reception 
with entertainment to pro- 
vide mass appeal that is 
extremely affordable at $5. 
It's a great kickoff to a big 

Doug Ireland 
executive director &f the 
Hall of Fame 

Food vendors will sell 
affordable portions of 
Louisiana cuisine such as 
meat pies, red beans and 
rice, gumbo, catfish, bar- 
beque and more. The 
Natchitoches Area Jaycees 
will coordinate sports games 
and skills competitions for 
children and young adults. 
The popular radio sports 

talk show "Conference Call," 
syndicated on over 60 sta- 
tions through nine southern 
states, will originate its 
three-hour live broadcast 
from the Friday Night 

"We want to make a great 
; event even better," Doug 
i; Ireland, executive director 
| of the Hall of Fame, said. 

Saturday's activities begin 
\ at 9 a.m. with the Hall of 
i Fame Golf Scramble at the 
: Natchitoches Country Club, 
I along with the Hall of Fame 
\ Tour of Natchitoches 
\ departing from the lobby of 
\ the Ryder Inn, the head- 
\ quarter hotel for the week- 
\ end events. 

The induction banquet 
I Saturday evening will 
\ begin at 6:30, half an hour 
: earlier than in past years. 
1 The reception formerly 
held prior to the banquet at 
the Hall of Fame has been 
phased out and replaced by 
the Friday Night Festival in 
Prather Coliseum, site of the 
Hall of Fame. 

Tickets for the Friday 
Night Festival are $5, includ- 
ing three food samples, and 
will be available in advance 
and at the door. 

Tickets for the Saturday 

night Induction Banquet are 
$20 and should be pur- 
chased by June 21. 

Golf entries are $50 per 
person. The tour cost is $25 
per person. Reservations and 
entries must be made by June 
21 as both events are annu- 
ally filled to capacity. 

'The Friday Night Festival 
provides an affordable fami- 
ly entertainment package 
with music, comedy, story- 
telling and great Louisiana 
food in air-conditioned com- 
fort. Most important, fans of 
all ages can meet and visit 
with sports heroes and role 

'This event combines the 
charm of a casual reception 
with entertainment to pro- 
vide mass appeal that is 
extremely affordable at $5," 
he said. "It's a great kickoff to 
a big weekend." 

For tickets and more 
information, contact the Hall 
of Fame at 318-357-6467. 
Make check payable to 
Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame and mail them to P.O. 
Box 409, Natchitoches, LA 

Bell wins All- 
American honors 
back to back 

Jay Lyles 
Staff Reporter 

The Demon track team 
was busy this season, as it 
sent four competitors to the 
NCAA track meet in Boise, 

During the meet, 
Northwestern State All- 
American Kenta Bell placed 
in two different events. 

Bell took home 1 1th place 
in the men's long jump (25-3 
1/2) for NSU and gained his 
second All -American award 
as he placed 8th in the men's 
triple jump (53-5). 

With this honor, Bell 
became the 34th 
Northwestern athlete to win 
this honor under 17 -year 
head coach, Leon Johnson. 
Bell also became the eighth 
athlete during Johnson's 

tenure to record the honor 
more than once. 

Bell now belongs to the 
ranks of high jumper Brian 
Brown, triple jumper 
LaMarkCarter, sprinter 
Ronnie Powell, triple jumper 
Eric Lancelin, long jumper 
Llewellyn Starks, sprinter Al 
Edwards and sprinter Cedric 

With this meet, Bell 
wrapped up his last year of 
outdoor track eligibility; 
however, he was redshirted 
during the 1999 indoor sea- 
son and will maintain one 
more year of 

eligibility for indoor track. 

Regina Roe also placed for 
NSU as she took 17th with a 
throw of 152-10 in the 
javelin competition. 

Roe was seeded 12th in 
the competition and holds 

the third best throw in SLC 
competition with a mark of 

Two other NSU athletes 
made appearances at the 
NCAA meet. 

Felipe Apablaza, the three 
time SLC champion in the 
high jump, competed in his 
area of expertise. His best 
jump of 7-3 no: only tied 
him for 18th nationally but 
earlier in the season allowed 
him to break the record of 
his home country of Chile. 

On a final note, NSU 
sophomore Tyson Dillard 
made his first appearance at 
the NCAA meet. Dillard who 
recorded a 52-7 3/4 jump 
this season rands 15th 
nationally in the triple jump. 

News Bureau 

Jumper Kenta Bell brought home the 34th 
All-American Award for the Northwestern 
State track program. 

Page 8 

June 8, 1999 

Batson pick in 25th round 

News Bureau 

Tom Batson hit a grand slam against Texas-San Antonio and will 
head the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Jay Lyles 
Staff Reporter 

Northwestern's senior 
third baseman, Tom Batson, 
was picked up in the 28th 
round of the 1999 Major 
League Baseball draft by the 
Philadelphia Phillies. 

Batson was the 846th pick 
overall in the draft. He 
played at Northwestern for 
two years after trasferring 
from Wharton Jr. College in 
Texas. Over the last two 
years, he accumulated a 
.303 batting average with 1 3 
home runs and 102 RBI's in 
1 18 career games. 

Batson was an honorable 
mention All-Southland 

Conference pick this season 
for the 38-21 Demons who 
finished the season second 
place behind Southland 
Conference champs, 

"Tom is a hard-nosed 
player with the tools to play 
professionally," said 
Northwestern coach John 

Batson will be moving 
north on season highs as he 
turned out his best single- 
season stats this year in bat- 
ting average (.326) and 
homeruns (nine). 

In 1998, Batson was an 
integral part of conference 
championship for the 

Ryan Anholt 
wins All- 
American honors 

Sports Information 

Northwestern State senior 
Ryan Anholt, an Ail- 
American shortstop as a jun- 
ior, was named Tuesday to 
the 1999 GTE Academic All- 
America Baseball Team. 

Anholt, a third team selec- 
tion, was among 33 Division 
I baseball players named to 
the team. There were 88 
players on the ballot. Anholt, 
along with first baseman Ben 
Broussard of McNeese State, 
were the only two players 
from the Southland 
Conference and the state of 
Louisiana to be named to the 
team. Broussard was a sec- 
ond team choice. 

With Anholt's selection, 
NSU has had seven GTE 
Academic All-America 
awards since 1991. 

He finishes his career at 
NSU with a .368 batting 
average, the second highest 
average in school history 
behind Kyle Shade's .427 
from 1992-93. 

"Obviously, Ryan is one of 
the greatest hitters in Demon 
baseball history, but he also 
epitomizes this program," 
said head baseball coach 
John Cohen. 'The past two 
seasons, he has worked hard, 
both on the field and in the 

"It has been a pleasure 
having the opportunity to 
serve as Ryan's coach during 
his time at Northwestern." 

"He really deserves and 
has earned an honor of this 

A native of Moose Jaw, 
Saskatchewan, Anholt in his 
second and final season at 
NSU had a .323 batting aver- 
age in 1 999 to go with four 
home runs, 30 RBIs, and nine 
stolen bases. The transfer 
from New Mexico Junior 
College currently has an out- 
standing 3.682 overall GPA 
while majoring in biology. 

This is Anholt's second 
All-America award at NSU. 
In 1998, after hitting .417 
with 1 5 home runs and 7 1 
RBIs, he was a third team 
American Baseball Coaches 
Association All-American. 
Also in 1 998, he was named 
Southland Conference Player 
and Newcomer of the Year, 
first team All-Louisiana, and 
first team All-Region. 

Anholt becomes the sixth 
Demon athlete to receive an 
Academic All-America 
honor. Maureen Kracik, an 
infielder/second baseman on 
the Demon softball team, 
received the award in 1986. 
In 199 1, women's tennis star 
Karen Patel was honored. 

Football fullback Guy 
Hendrick was a first-team 
selection in 1992. Baseball 
great Terry Joseph received 
the award two separate 
years, 1993 and 1995. 
Former Demon football play- 
er John Dippel also took 
home the award two differ- 
ent years, 1994 and 1995. 

Demons stand second 
for Commisioner's Cup 

Sports Information 

Tuesday night's perform- 
ance at the Southland 
Conference Outdoor Track and 
Field Championships enabled 
Northwestern State to finish 
second overall, and tops among 
the five Louisiana schools, in 
the yearlong competition for 
the SLC Commissioner's Cup 
Ail -Sports Trophy. 

Texas-Arlington, as expect- 
ed, ended Northwestern^ one- 
year reign as the league's all- 
sports kingpin. OTA brought a 
virtually insurmountable 15,5 
point lead over Northwestern 
into the track championship. 

UTA won with 171.5 points 
while Northwestern scored 
157, 32 more than its winning 
total last year. McNeese was 
third with 146.5 points, fol- 
lowed by Stephen F. Austin 
(138.5), Texas-San Antonio 
(127.5), Southwest Texas 
(120.5), Northeast Louisiana 
<1 16.5), Sam Houston State 
(94), Nicholls State (85.5) and 
Lamar (78). 

Northwestern won champi- 
onships in men's outdoor track, 
football, women's basketball 
and softball while finishing 
second in men's indoor track. 
UTA claimed titles in women's 
indoor and outdoor track, 
men's indoor track, golf, men's 

and Women's tennis, and vol- 
leyball. McNeese's only two 
championships came in men's 
and women's cross country. 

'To finish second in the all- 
sports standings, afer winning 
the Commissioner's Cup a year 
ago, is an ongoing testament to 
the hard work and dedication 
of everyone involved with the 
NSU athletic program -stu- 
dent-athletes, coaches, staff 
and our loyal fans," Athletic 
director Greg Burke said. 
"While we didn't win consecu^ 
live Commissioner Cup titles, 
this year's runner-up finish 
reinforces the how well our 
teams compete across the 




News Bureau 

Four Northwestern State football players show their rings, a tangible 
symbol of their hard work and dedication. 

i i 

The Current Sauce 

Volume 8&, Nojrf 8 pages 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, LA 

June 22, 1999 


Construction Special 

Pages 2 and 3 
Theatre Info 

Page 4 

Movie Reviews 

Page 5 

Lyles on Clinton 

Page 6 

Football Review 

Page 7 

La. Sports Hall of Fame 

Page 8 

Around Campus... 

All students are invit- 

Wednesday in Bossier Hall 
at 7 p.m. Bingo will also 
be held July 2 1 . 

The SAB will sponsor 
cookouts June 30 and 
July 14 at Bossier Hall at 

Aquatics Learning 

Participate in the 
'Learn to Swim' program 
at Nesom Natatorium. 
Remaining dates are June 
28-July 1 6. You must 
sign up today. 
Job Info 

Magee's Patio Cafe, 
located at 520 college 
Avenue will be interview- 
ing students on our cam- 
pus today. If you, or any- 
ested in a position with 
this restaurant, stop by 
Room 305 of the Student 
Union (Counseling and 
Career Services) and fill 
out an application, work 
schedule and sign up for 
an appointment. 
Computer Center 

All students WITH 
questions about software 
or computer setup are 
encouraged to call the 
Computer Center Help 
Desk at 6696. The Desk is 
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday. 

University beauties dominate Miss Louisiana top ten 

University students won 
four of the top ten positions 
in Saturday's Miss Louisiana 

Farrah Reyna of 
Rosepine, Miss Holiday in 
Dixie, was first runner-up. 
Miss Northwestern Lady of 
the Bracelet Shelley Colvin of 
Winnfield was second run- 
ner-up. Casey Jo Crowder of 
Shreveport, Miss Dixie gem 
Peach, was fourth runner- 
up. Sabrina Plaisance of 
Morgan City, Miss St. Mary 
Parish, also finished in the top 

The finals, telecasted for 
the first time in five years, 
were the bitter-sweet end of a 
long year of preparation for 
the ladies. 

Two other University stu- 
dents, Jamie Freeman of 
Plaquemine, Miss Bossier 
City, and Rebecca Dauzat of 
Marksville, Miss Louisiana 
Forest Festival competed in 
Saturday's pageant. Freeman 
was the non-finalist talent 
winner. Dauzat was the non- 
finalist swimsuit winner. 

All six of the ladies have 
completed in Miss Louisiana 
at least two times. Reyna com- 
peted as Miss Northwestern 

Lady of the 
Bracelet in 1997. 

Dauzat repre- 
sented the same 
title in 1998. 
Over the past five 
years, the 
University has had 
more students 
competing in the 
Miss Louisiana 
pageant than any 
other college or 
university in the 


Natchitoches City 
of Lights, Olga 
Pena also compet- 
ed Saturday. 

The newly 
crowned Miss 
Louisiana is Julie 
Lawrence, Miss 
Louisiana ' Stock 
Show. Lawrence 
will compete in 
the Miss America 
Pageant in 

Lawrence is a 
graduate of the 
University of New 
Orleans, who will 
enter LSU Medical 
center in the fall. 

photo by Gary Hardamon 

Farrah Reyna, first runner-up, Shelley Colvin, second runner- 
up, Casey Jo Crowder, fourth runner-up and Sabrina Plaisance, 

top ten finalist, posed with their respective crowns before leav- 
ing for the Miss Louisiana Pageant. 

Former LSU coach inducted Saturday 

Sports Information 

Dale Brown took LSU 
hoops from the "cow barn" to 
the Superdome By Sam King, 
Baton Rouge Advocate Sports 

When Dale Brown is 
inducted into the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame June 26, 
a tribute will be paid not to 
just another person who 
coached and taught basket- 

ball in an 
2 5 -year 
career at LSU, 
but to one 
who put 
sport" on the 
pedestal that 
was reserved 
for football 
alone in 

His early 
battles were 

not so much to 
recruit, teach, coach 
and win, but to bring 
national recognition 
and respect to LSU 
basketball. It was a 
program that had 
experienced little suc- 
cess except in the 
reigns of Pistol Pete 
Maravich and Bob 
Perth and a few brief 
one- or two-year 
spurts here and there. 
Through his relent- 

less pursuit to succeed, he 
turned a program that once 
attracted only a stall full of 
spectators in the old cow barn 
- the John Parker Agriculture 
Coliseum - into one that set a 
national single -game atten- 
dance record of 54,321 in 
the Superdome when LSU 
upset No. 2 -ranked 
Georgetown on Jan. 28, 

see Brown page 7 

Former director of nursing dies at age 50 

News Bureau 

Dr. Arlene Airhart, nurs- 
ing professor, died at age 50 
last Sunday at her home in 
Benton. Funeral services were 
held Wednesday. 

Not only a Northwestern 
graduate, Airhart was also a 
member of the faculty for 27 
years. She was named direc- 
tor of nursing education in 

1986 before being named 
director of the Division of 
Nursing three years later. 

Airhart stepped down as 
director in 1996 to return to 
full-time teaching. 

While Airhart was direc- 
tor, the Division of Nursing 
increased its enrollment by 
300 percent. During her 
tenure, approximately 30 
percent of the students at the 
University were nursing 


Airhart was instrumental 
in obtaining a major grant to 
establish the Family Nurse 
Practitioner Program. She 
also played a leading role in 
obtaining a grant of just 
under $500,000 from the 
Rural Electrification 
Administration to establish a 
distance learning program. 

After earning her bache- 
lor's degree at the University, 

Airhart received a master's 
degree in nursing at the 
University of Alabama at 
Birmingham and a Ph.D. in 
nursing from Texas Women's 

Airhart was a nationally 
recognized expert in geri- 
atrics and regularly served as 
a consultant to hospitals and 
health care organizations 
around the country. 

Page 2 

June 22, 1999 


Students return to dusty campus streets 

own O.S. Johnson won the 

Students found the 
beginning of a long chain of 
tion proj- 
ects upon 
to cam- 
pus last 

of the 
in the 
tion jobs 

ing of 

The job cost an estimated The project, which 
$250,000. Natchitoches' very spanned a period of almost 

seven months, rerouted traf- 
fic, damaged vehicles and 
spread dust 

throughout the 
campus finally 
ended during 
the holiday 
season in th e 

Along with 
the new sur- 
face, a prefab- 
ricated speed 
bump was sup- 
posed to 
replace the 
concrete bump 
which used to 
lie between 
Caspari Hall 
and the Old 
Fine Arts building. The bump 
remains to be seen. 

Other projects besides roads 

Besides the sur- 
rounding road con- 
struction, Kyser Hall 
underwent internal con- 
struction as well. 

The abatement of 
Studio A in Kyser Hall 
post-poned the widely 
watched student pro- 
gram, News 22, for sev- 
eral weeks. 

Abatement is a require- 
ment for any department 
planning renovations 
according to Scott 
Hawthorne, environ- 

mental safety officer. 

"Every building on 
campus has asbestos," 
Hawthorne said. 

Any building built 
before 1 980 may contain 
asbestos which is found 
in over 16,000building 
materials, including ceil- 
ing and floor tiles and 

Studio A passed the 
Transmission Electron 
Microscopy final clear- 
ance test in late August; 
however, the studio was 

not operational until 
October 11 1998. 

Because the build- 
ings on campus still con- 
tain asbestos, all faculty, 
students and parents 
received letters explain- 
ing the conditions. 

Questions regarding 
the campus problem 
with asbestos should be 
directed to Hawthorne in 
the old power plant 
across the street from the 
president's office. 

'A Tale of Two Bricks' 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

(with contributions from 
Chuck Dickens) 

It was the best of bricks, it was the worst of bricks, it 
was the age of construction, it was the age of destruction, it 
was the epoch of belief, if was the epoch of incredulity, it 
was the season of light, it was the season of Darkness, it 
was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had 
every road before us, we had no road before us, we were all 
going direct to 
Heaven on a 
blacktop, we were 
all going the other 
way on a dirt 
road — in short, 
the period was so 
far like the pres- 
ent period, that 
some of its noisi- 
est authorities 
insisted on its 
being received, 
for good or for 
evil, in the 
degree of com- 
parison only. 

This year's 
projects bud- 
ded from an 

initiative set in .~- ' * 'k*„ * " - ' ■•' . . v - / 
| motion by the •"-#». - ' : " ' - *•. - 

previous University President, Dr. Robert Alost. The plan 
was to resurface much of the area surrounding Kyser Hall 
with bricks. 

The purpose of the project was to further beautify the 
area with a brick walkway surrounding Kyser Hall and the 
NSU post office, as well as several brick crosswalks on Sam 
Sibley Drive. The culmination of the project is still in the 
works as the physical plant prepares to build a flag display 
and a possible decorative wall at the end of the walkway 
where it joins Sam Sibley Drive. 

Debate arose over the bricks when they started chip- 
ping which appeared to be a result of vehicles driving on 
the walkway. Most of the traffic stemmed from ARAMark 
deliveries or University vehicles. Regardless of the damages, 
the University did not halt the traffic flow because of the 
necessity of the throughway, 

The Tale' inches closer to completion as the University 
prepares to install the flagpole and possible wall. 

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Page 3 

Students prefer 'deconstruction' 

Over 14,000 Demon 
and Cowboy fans packed 
Turpin Stadium on a 
Thursday October 15, 
1998 evening to watch 
their teams battle out a 
recently formed rivalry. 

The 14-10 Demon 
victory resulted in a rush 
of students for the South 
goal post. The post snapped 
in seconds! 

Previous seasons have 
fueled a fiery rivalry 
between the two teams 
which has replaced the old 
Tech-Northwestern rivalry 
which has faded over the 
years as Tech has moved to 1 - 
A play. 

Another factor contribut- 
ing to the inflamed relation- 
ship is the fact that the 
Demons shared the 1997-98 
Southland Conference 
Championship with the 
McNeese State Cowboys. 

Before losing to the 
future 1-AA champs in the 
semi-finals last fall, the 
Demons defeated two other 
nationally ranked teams in 
post season play. 

The Demon defensive 
team, known as the Purple 

job of containing 
McNeese freshman 
phenom Jesse 
Burton who played 
his high school ball 
at Natchitoches 
Central. Burton 
was held to just 61 
yards on 20 carries 
although he had 
the lone Cowboy 

The Turpin 
Stadium Crowd 
was the third 
largest in history. 

The previous 
record crowds 

were both 

numbered in the 16,00's 

set at Southern 
games which 

All photos are courtesy 
of Gary Hardamon and 

Our thanks to you Gary. 

Swarm was a major contribu- 
tor in the victory. 

The Purple Swarm 
dashed McNeese's hopes with 
a stonewall of frustration in 
the fourth quarter with only 
3:30 on the clock as they 
stopped the Cowboys on the 
fourth down with only inches 
to go. A pass from Cowboy 
quarterback Blake Prejean 
was hit as he threw to Eric 
Chew who was tackled 
Demons B.J. Williams and 
Mike Green. 

Head Coach Sam 
Goodwin described the play 
as, "the biggest of a bunch of 
big plays." 

Northwestern did a good 

Construction lumbers into new fiscal year 

Shawn T Hornsby 

The final project of 
the fiscal year, building of 
steps for the the theatre 
building, finishes the fis- 
cal year as it began, under 

This marks the second 
time steps have been built 
in front of the building. 
At one time, theatre offi- 
cials wanted people to 
focus on the side 
entrances which resulted 
in the eventual removal of 
the original steps which 
did not completely reach 
the sidewalk. 

According to Loran 
Lindsey, Director of the 
Physical Plant, the front 
entrance was to be used as 
a smokers' patio while the 

side entrances handled 
most of the traffic. The 
ticket booths are easily 
accessed from the side 

The project is expect- 
ed to last throughout the 
summer but end before 
students arrive for the fall 

The new stairs will 
form three walkways 
which will appear to stem 
from the corresponding 
doorways. Lindsey hopes 
to have either grass or 
plants between the walk- 

The construction has 
not posed much of a 
problem for the faculty 
parking in the fine arts 

Page 4 


June 22, 1999 

"Two By Two" opens Wednesday; "Pippin" auditions 

The University theatre 
department opens summer 
theatre with "Two by Two" 
this Wednesday and will run 
through Friday July 2 in 
Theatre West. 

"Two by Two" is a 
Richard Rodgers and Martin 
Charnin musical of Noah and 
his many challenges includ- 

ing the famed building of the 

Tickets for "Two by Two" 
are nine dollars and include 
dessert. Currently enrolled 
students may bring there 
Northwestern I.D. for tickets. 
For more ticket information 
call (318) 357-6891. 

Auditions for "Pippin," 

the second theatre produc- 
tion, will begin June 26 at 2 
p.m. and finish the following 

The play is a comical look 
at the story of the son of the 
eighth century king 
Charlemagne, who is on a 
quest to find his calling in 

"The General's Daughter" 

John Chambers 

"The General's 
Daughter," starring John 
Travolta, Madeleine Stowe 
and James Cromwell, is a 
movie that is plot-driven, as 
opposed to character-driven, 
and promises to be the best 
suspense movie released in 
the past two years. 

The cast adds to the 
movie with superb acting and 
by capturing the Army spirit 
embodied in this film. 

"The General's 
Daughter" is further accent- 
ed by the soundtrack, one of 
the best I have heard in at 
least 5 years. It breathes life 
into the South, the movie's 
setting, and creates an atmos- 
phere with the implication of 
slavery of the Army. The par- 
allels, whether intended or 

not, are there. 

The music is that of 
blues, mixed with a classical 
score, that would send chills 
down Spielberg's spine. This, 
overlaid with the constant 
low thump of the helicopters, 
creates a feel of oppression, 
violence, aggression and obe- 
dience. The soundtrack is one 
of the key elements in the 
film and portrays the South in 
a good light. 

- - J^ne of Jhe. major factors 
in this film is its portrayal of 
the South. While some liber- 
ties were taken, the overall 
feel of the South is there. 

The film's plot is driven 
by catalysts John Travolta and 
Madeleine Stowe, who play 
the investigating team in the 
movie. The story centers on 
the death of the general's 
daughter. The general (James 

Cromwell) is a man devoted 
to duty above all else. His 
daughter (Leslie Stefanson) is 
a dark person who has been 
tortured by a memory and 
seeks both redemption and 
revenge against the one who 
punished her. 

The twists and turns that 
this movie takes will keep the 
audience on the edge of their 
seats, as well as disturb them. 
This film is not for the light- 
hearted and can only be 
explained fully as ... go and 
see it. Never has a film 
grabbed a viewer more in the 
first 15 minutes than "The 
General's Daughter" does. 

For a suspense thriller 
that will take you away, "The 
General's Daughter" is a 
must see. 

Eric DeFratis plays Ham, one of Noah's 
sons, who falls in love with Goldie played by 
Amy Houck. 

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Page 5 

Why Anakin Skywalker should see Notting 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

Without a doubt, Anakin 
Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) 
should see Notting Hill a cou- 
ple of dozen times before the 
next prequel comes out. 

The mini-Jedi makes up 
for his size with ambition as 
the Phantom Menace ends 
with his eyes on the Princess 
of Naboo. 

Even the slowest of Star 
Wars fans must realize the 
future beholds a wedding 
between the galactic princess 
and the future antagonist of 
the century. Who better to 
teach the bastard Jedi how to 
win the heart of a princess 
than England's very own 
William Thacker (Hugh 

Notting Hill contains all 
of the basic plot elements of 
Pretty Woman except Julia 
Roberts is on top of the world 
this time. 

A struggling shop owner 
of traveling books, Thacker 
wins a chance at the heart of 
the most spectacular woman 

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in Hollywood, Anna Scott. 

Similarly, Skywalker, an 
amazingly tale/ited slave boy, 
captures the interest of the 
beautiful princess of Naboo. 

Fortunately for 
Skywalker, he has the chance 
to watch Thacker and learn 
before the next prequel. 

The roller coasrter 
romance between Thacker 
and Scott provides all the 
heart-pounding of a good day 
at the pod races. 

I could not help falling in 
love with Roberts Hollywood 
starry character trying to get 
a taste of life on the ground. 

While falling in love with 
Scott, I waited for the always 
funny Englishman to realize 
that he could have Hollywood 
in Notting Hill. 

Grant did a wonderful 
job of playing the intellectual 
and lost Thacker. Although I 
wanted to slap him when 
Scott returned to his life and 
he shunned her, I felt his 
pain, despair and loneliness. 

If all of that does not 
seem interesting enough, 
check out Notting Hill strictly 

for the comparison of Star 
Wars' Jar Jar Binks and Spike, 
Rhys Ifans. 

Spike is the estranged 
Welsh flat mate of Thacker. 
Spike guarantees a laugh 
with his dirty 'Pig Pen' like 

The eating styles between 
Jar Jar and Spike are uncom- 
monly similar. 

Guys, grab a date and 
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entertaining and emotional 
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The Current 

The Student Newspaper 
of Northwestern State 
Established 1911 


Shawn T. Hornsby 

Copy Editor 
lesa 'i wanted the 
Sabres to win' 
Kris Collinsworth 




Mailing Address 

NSU Box 5306 
Natchitoches, LA 71497 
Kyser Hall Room 225 

Lyles on Blitzer's interview of Clinton 

Jay Lyles 

Sunday night brought a 
very special interview to 
prime time television, as Wolf 
Blitzer discussed the impor- 
tant issues with the big man 
himself, President William 
Jefferson Clinton. 

The interview actually 
sounded half intelligent until 
the president had the oppor- 
tunity to answer the first 
question; however, the issue I 
intend to address is the presi- 
dent's remarks to whether 
Governor George W. Bush of 
Texas is qualified to be presi- 

When Blitzer asked the 
question pertaining to the 
presidential hopeful, I 
expected the president to give 
a less than intellectual 
answer, but never in a million 
years would I have expected 
one as ignorant as the one he 

The president remarked 
that we do not know where 
Bush stands on the issues, 
except for what he has done 
in Texas. 

First of all, that is quite a 
good way to know where the 
man stands. His policies have 

definitely been good for 
Texas, and I should point out 
that Clinton was only the gov- 
ernor of a small southern 
state before becoming presi- 
dent. Clinton's policies in the 
state of Arkansas were all we 
knew about before he became 

Bush, however, has taken 
stands on many issues no 
matter what the media and 
the president might say. 

First, when making his 
announcement to run in 
Iowa, he admitted to support- 
ing ethanol (a mixture of a 
substance from corn and 
alcohol) as a source for an 
alternative fuel. This is not a 
common standpoint for a 
man from one of the biggest 
oil producing states in the 

Second, when asked 
about abortion, he admitted 
to being pro-life. He did say, 
however, that he understood 
the situations of incest, 
women being raped, and the 
right of life belonging to the 
mother. This is a rather 
understanding opinion for a 
man from one of the biggest 
strongholds of the Bible Belt. 

Finally, in light of all the 

Foster may give Louisianians the chance to 
say 'I am stupid' 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

Motorcyclists of Louisiana may soon have the chance to shed their helmets and 
hit the open road. 

Senate Bill 86, passed by the Senate after recommendations from the house, 
will allow motorcyclists 18 years of age and older the chance to decide whether or not 
they strap on a helmet. Governor Mike Foster, who wears a helmet, has pushed the 

This is a giant step in reclaiming autonomy for citizens who have been inundat- 
ed with laws which dictate personal responsibility on some issues and relieve you of 
responsibility on others. With the rash of lawsuits that have flooded the court systems 
over the past twenty years, government has passed numerous laws which require a 
person to guard against or ignore the utterly ridiculous. 

Whether it is a seat belt law or a label on a ladder warning against the dangers 
of climbing while intoxicated (I kid you not), Americans have been held hostage by the 
idea that government can take better care of them they do themselves. 

Yes, I am addressing two issues, personal choice (helmets, seat belts etc.) and 
personal responsibility (not climbing a ladder while intoxicated or not spilling hot cof- 
fee on your lap as you leave the drive-thru). 

Yes, some people will go out and spill their brains alongside the highway and 
raise insurance prices and taxes. I will gladly pay to get rid of these people. Paying 
these charges will be a tribute to Americans who exercised their pursuit of happiness 
to the fullest. 

After I write my check to Aunt IRS or State Farm, I will send in an application 
to the Darwin awards for the newly departed. 

Keep up the good work Governor Foster, we like the chance to say 'I am 


controversy surrounding 
guns, he signed a bill that 
would allow people to carry 
concealed weapons in Texas. 
That is a straightforward view 
on an issue if I have ever 
heard one. 

I do not know whom the 
president has found to keep 
his mind off work or politics 
this summer, but she (or he) 
seems to be doing a pretty 
good job to keep him from 
knowing anything about the 
frontrunner in the 2000 elec- 

The president voiced 
many times his feelings that 
Vice-President Al Gore is 
more qualified to be president 
because he has more practi- 
cal experience and has taken 
stands on the issues. 

Two things are wrong 
with that belief. 

First, that is like Clinton 
admitting that he was never 
qualified to be president in 
the first place because he had 
no practical experience. 

Second, David Duke has 
taken a stand on the issues 
many times, but that does not 
mean he is qualified to run 
the country. Just because Al 
Gore is an admitted socialist 



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Still can buy season tickets 

Sports Information 

Demand for Northwestern 
State football season tickets is 
greater than ever on the heels 
of back-to-back conference 
championships by the 
Demons, making it more 
important than ever for 1 998 
season ticket holders to meet 
a June 28 deadline to renew 
their seats for the 1999 

If tickets are not reclaimed 

Brown... continued 
from pront page 

Much has been written 
about Brown visiting 
hospitals and giving new- 
-born baby boys miniature 
he countlj LSU basketballs and traveling 
He is a ma 'he state to hang nets on any 
derstandin basketball goal he might find 
m someones back yard, 
j. It was a little amusing for 
*1 this writer to be with Brown 
when he hung his last net on 
an outside goal and gave 

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by June 28, they will be made 
available for purchase by new 
season ticket holders, said 
Northwestern athletic 
director Greg Burke. 

"Enthusiasm for NSU 
football is at an all-time high 
based on the tremendous 
success of the last two years 
and the outlook for another 
great season in 1999," said 

"Now is the time for our 
season ticket holders to act to 
retain the seat locations they 

three youngsters "I Love LSU 
Basketball'^ T-shirts and a 

We were far out in the 
Colorado backwoods when he 
knocked on the door and 
presented himself to the 
unsuspecting mother and 
three children. They were 
probably no more astonished 
than was the family when he 
placed that first net on a goal 
26 years earlier. 

Brown carried his fight to 
create interest in LSU 
basketball to the media. His 
confrontations were many. 

have, and even to enhance 
their seats." 

All season ticket holders 
should have received in May 
a renewal notice along with a 
map identifying open seats in 
the reserved west side lower 
deck of Turpin Stadium. 

Season ticket holders can 
increase their accounts or 
even relocate to better seats 
by acting before the June 28 
deadline, said Bjurke. 

The five -game reserved 
seat season ticket package is 

He sought more stories and 
longer stories. He went so far 
as to keep clippings and 
counted the inches devoted to 
basketball as compared to 

His persistence - with his 
teams' increased success - 
paid off. 

His accomplishments were 
truly against all odds. 

In retrospect, the success 
Brown and his teams had and 
the interest they created, is a 
little unbelievable. When he 
came in 1972, no one 
expected LSU to win. Even 




l v, • 

News Bureau 

Dale Brown will be one of seven inducted into the La. Sports Hall of 
fame This Saturday. He will also speak at the Friday Night Festival 
*t Prather Coliseum. 


A new general admission 
season ticket has proven 
popular, said Ron Fauss, 
assistant athletic director for 
marketing at Northwestern. 

General admission seating 
is on the east side, commonly 
referred to as the student side, 
of Turpin Stadium, as well as 
in the upper deck of the west 

General admission season 
tickets are only $35. 

The innovative Total 

worse, few cared. He created 
good teams; he also created 
thousands upon thousands of 
fans who did more than care 
about winning-they 
demanded it. In the end, it 
was he who had to fight the 
monster he had created. 

Only the legendary Adoph 
Rupp won more games (875) 
in his 39-year career at 
Kentucky, many of those 
seasons facing who were 
designated basketball 

In posting a 448-301 
record from 1973 to 1997, 
Brown climbed a much 
more challenging 
mountain, not only having 
to battle tne mountain itself 
but pass those already 
soundly entrenched ahead 
of him. 

His 25-year tenure at LSU 
is as astounding as his 
record, impressive as it is. 
Above all, he is a survivor. 
Only six active Division I 
coaches had made it 25 
years at one school when 
Brown retired. Brown 
faced a total of 48 different 
coaches at the 12 SEC 
schools during his career. 
During his time, LSU had 
four athletic directors, five 
chancellors, four sports 
information directors, six 
football coaches and three 
baseball coaches. There's 
no telling how many 
sportswriters and 
sportscasters he saw come 
and go. 

Brown was the 1 6th coach 
at LSU, which had 
1,164 victories in 
89 seasons of 
basketball. Harry 
Rabenhorst's teams 
won 340 in 29 
years and Brown 
448. Fourteen 
other coaches 
struggled to win 
376 games. 
The inspirational 
1986 team that 
reached the Final 
Four in Dallas is 
still the lowest- 
ranked (a No. 1 1 
seed) to reach the 
Final Four and is 
the only team to 

Tickets, which provide the 
bearer with reserved season 
tickets for all Northwestern 
home sports events, are $110, 
a savings of nearly $200 over 
the admission prices for all 
home events. 

For ticket information, 
season ticket holders and 
prospective customers should 
contact the Northwestern 
ticket office at 357-4268 
during business hours 
Monday -Friday. 

defeat first-, second- and 
third-seeded teams enroute to 
the college basketball classic. 

His record of 448 victories 
is exceptional. It is even more 
so when you consider he was 
six years in building a sound 
program and had a four-year 
decline (1994-97) amid a 
rash of injuries, especially to 
Randy Livingston and Ronnie 
Henderson college 
basketball's "greatest 
backcourt that never was." 

In between (1978-1993) 
the rise and fall of the Brown 
empire, the Minot, N.D., 
native's teams posted a 334- 
151 (.689) record, winning 
four SEC titles, reaching 13 
NCAA Tournaments, 10 
consecutively, and playing in 
the Final Four twice (1981 
and 1986). Only six schools 
in NCAA history had made 
more tournament 
appearances and only one 
SEC coach, Kentucky's Rupp. 
had made more. 

Brown was selected SEC 
Coach of the Year or runner- 
up on nine occasions, was 
named Louisiana College 
Basketball Coach of the Year 
seven times, was five times 
selected District Coach of the 
Year and a finalist for 
National Coach of the Year, 
was named National Coach of 
the Year in 1981 and 1988 by 
The Sporting News and 
Playboy magazine 
respectively and was a finalist 
for the 1989 AP College 
Coach of the Year. 

(Editor's note: This is part of a 
Louisiana Sportswriters Association 
series of stories on the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame induction 
ceremonies, sponsored by 
SportsCare, Saturday, June 26 in 
Natchitoches, The 1999 induction 
class: Billy Ailgood, Dale Brown, 
Dave Dixon, James Harris, Rickey 
Jackson, Joe Profit and Pat StudstiJl. 
Also honored with the Distinguished 
Service Award in Sports Journalism 
will be Bob Henderson and Al Nassif. 
Tickets are $20. For reservations and 
more information, call the Hall of 
Fame at 318-357-6467 or check 
"" on the 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Page 8 


June 21, 1999 

Football arriving at Turpin 

For 1999, Some football 
fans will party like the year it 
could become. 

As the 1 999 Northwestern 
State Demon Football season 
rears it head, fan support 
will be needed. 

What has the football 
team done for us to 
cheer them on , one 
might ask. 

To start off, The 
Demons have one back- 
to-back conference titles 
in 1997 and 1998. Last 
Season, Northwestern State 
perhaps had their greatest 
year slamming McNeese 
State on national television 
and making it to the I-AA 

In the past Northwestern 
State has won four 
conference championships 
include one undefeated 
season in 1996. 

The Demon football team 

has produced 10 athletes that 
•g- 'V have gone on to the 
* pros. Including 
three from last 
^ years squad, 
|j| Kenny Wright 
"\ Vikings), 
j£v Robert 
Panthers), and 
consenus All- 
Jermaine Jones 
(New York Jets). 

In fact, NSU 
had more player 
drafted this year 
than six SEC 

Schools, seven Big 10 schools, 
six Big 12 and Four PAC 10 

Among these greats, there 
have been two Rookie of the 
Year honors( Joe Delaney and 
John Stephens), three All Pro 
(Mark Duper, Charlie Tolar 
and Charlie Hennigan), and 
one Pro Football Hall of Fame 
inductee (Jackie Smith). 

Speaking of All 
Americans Northwestern 
State has 28 Ail-Americans 
constructed under it wing, 
with some earning the 
privilege more than one. 

Of the atheletes mention, 
six have been enshrined in 
the Lousiana Sports Hall of 

Fame (Joe Delaney, Charlie 
Hennigan, Walter Ledet, 
Gary Reason, Jackie Smith, 
Charlie Tolar). 

Under the command of 
17-year head coach Sam 
Goodwin, The Demons have 
never finished below fourth 
in conference. 

Also, NSU set attendance 
records in 1998. 

With all of the 
accompishments Northwestern 
State has acquired over the 
years, how could anyone not 
watch a Northwestern State 

News Bureau 

Football fans have even more to expect out of the 1999 Northwestern State Demon Football season. 



Volume 88; No.3, 8 pages 

Northwestern State University Of Louisiana 

July 7, 1999 


New Folk Life 
Center Director 
Named... Page 2 

Pippin Cast Set... 

Page 3 

Blast off With 
Camp Discovery- 
Page 4 

Sign Your Email.. 
Page 5 

Buy A Brick... 

Page 6 

Hall Of Fame- 
Page 7 

The Current Sauce 
completes it's 
summer editions 
with the July 21 

Two university members lost 

Baumgardner gave 31 years to University 

News Bureau 

Dr. Ray 
Baumgardner, a retired 
dean/provost at 
Northwestern State 
University's Fort Polk 
campus and assistant to 
the vice president for 
academic affairs died 
early Tuesday in his 
Natchitoches home. He 
was 65. 

A native of 
Ridegway, Colo., 
Baumgardner came to 
Northwestern as an 
assistant professor of 
biology in 1965. He 
retired from 
Northwestern on June 
30, 1996, after having 
served as head of the 
Department of 
Biological Sciences, reg- 
istrar, dean/provost of 
Northwestern's Fort Polk 
campus and assistant to 
the vice president for 
academic affairs. 

Baumgardner was 
the second dean and 
provost of the NSU 
Education Center at Fort 
Polk after the university 

established the center in 
1976. He returned to 
Natchitoches in 1994, 
where he worked until 
his retirement. 

As assistant to the 

career at Northwestern 
as an assistant professor 
of biology in 1965, 
Baumgardner was pro- 
moted to associate pro- 
fessor of biology in 
1 968. He served as serv- 
ing as an assistant pro- 
fessor of biology until 

1975, when he was pro- 
moted to professor. He 
also served as head of 
the Department of 
Biological Sciences from 
1973 to 1982. 

In 1983, he became 
registrar, and in 1987, 
he took over as dean and 

Carroll dies at 50 

vice president of aca- 
demic affairs, 
Baumgardner was 
responsible for training 
all faculty and staff in 
the use of the "On- 
Course" advising sys- 
tem. He also assisted in 
writing an adjunct fac- 
ulty handbook, policies 
and procedures for 
graduate students and 
directed a study on the 
university core. 

After starting his 

Liz Carroll, former 
Assistant Director of 
Student Activities and 
Organizations, died late 
last week. 

Carroll passed away 
due to complications 
caused by cancer. 


She had served in 
[student activities for 
bver 12 years at the 
University. Carroll had 
been a long time advisor 
to the Student Activities 

According to Carl 
Henry, Director of 
Student Activities and 
Organizations, she will 
be missed by the office of 
student activities 
because of the work she 

has done. 

Funeral services 
were held last weekend 

Keyser Avenue construction slow, but progressive 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

Radio ads by con- 
tractor O.S. Johnson 
have painted a realistic 
picture of the expansion 
process of Keyser 

The expansion proj- 
ect runs from the inter- 
section of Parkway 
Avenue and Keyser 
Avenue down Keyser 
Avenue towards the 
bridge. Eventually, the 
project will result in the 
completion of a new 
bridge for Natchitoches 

Although the proj- 
ect has moved is slowly, 
it is not behind schedule 
according to Mike 
Martin of O.S. Johnson 

"It's been 
slow but 
smooth," Martin 
said. "That's how 
it goes with the 
widening of 

The project 
will shift 
towards the 
bridge as the 
asphalt is laid on 
the Wal-Mart 
half of the proj- 
ect in mid-July. 

The Keyser 
Avenue project 
has a two year 
limit set on it. 
Martin expects 
the project to be 
finished ahead of 
the two year dead 

The Keyser Avenue expansion has been a menacing problem for traf- 
fic in the Wal-Mart area. The Wal-Mart half of the project is expected 
to be finished in mid- July. 

Page 2 

July 7, 1999 

Abney named new Folk Life director 

News Bureau 

Dr. Lisa Abney has 
been named director of 
the Louisiana Folklife 
Center at Northwestern 
State University. Her 
appointment has been 
approved by the Board 
of Supervisors of the 
University of Louisiana 

She succeeds Dr. 
Donald Hatley, who is 
now dean of the College 
of Liberal Arts at NSU. 

"I'm attracted to the 
study of folklife because 
it deals with people and 
the transmission of tra- 

ditional oral elements. 
This is a very important 
part of the culture that 



is sometimes over- 
looked," said Abney. "In 

Campus Connections 

Freshman Connection: The final session will be 
this Thursday and Friday. All campus organizations 
are encouraged to make reservations for the 
Organizational Expo through the Student Activities 
Office in room 214 of the Student Union or call ext. 

NSU Folk Festival: The 20th Annual 
Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 16- 
1 7 in Prather Coliseum. Contact Director Lisa Abney 
at ext.4332. 

Summer Sessions: The fourth summer session 
begins on July 19th and the last day to register is July 

Fall Football Schedule 


4 at Southern 7pm 
. 1 1 at Southern Mississippi 5pm 
25 at Northeast Louisiana 7pm 


9 at Troy State TBA 
23 at McNeese State 7pm 



1 3 at Sam houston State 2pm 

The Goalposts must come down I 
27 First Round I-AA Playoffs 

folklife, we look at what 
happens in everyday life. 
Our efforts are focused 
on documenting cultur- 
al traditions and helping 
them to survive." 

Abney said north- 
west and west central 
Louisiana are influenced 
by cultures including 
but not limited to Anglo- 
American, African- 
American, Native 
American, French, 
Spanish, Italian and 

Abney has served as 
acting director since 
August 1998. She joined 
Northwestern's faculty 
in 1997 as an assistant 
professor of English. 
Abney earned a bache- 
lor's and master's degree 
at Texas A&M 
University. She received 
her doctorate from the 
University of Houston. 
While at the University 
of Houston, Abney was a 
lecturer in English and 
coordinator of academic 
advising in the College 
of Humanities and 
Social Sciences. 

In addition to her 
duties in the classroom, 
Abney is serving as a 
consultant for the 
Library of Congress 
Local Legacies Program. 
She was also a field pre- 
senter at this year's New 
Orleans Jazz and 
Heritage Festival and 
W£ project director and 
field worker for a lin- 
guistic survey of north 

As director, Abney 
hopes to start a lecture 
series to discuss topics in 

folklore that will bring 
in members of the 
Northwestern commu- 
nity as well as the gener- 
al public. She also hopes 
to develop a program to 
involve high school stu- 
dents in documenting 
their own culture. 

The Louisiana Folklife 
Center was established 
in 1976 and works to 
promote folklife pro- 
grams of public interest. 
The Folklife Center 
works closely with the 
Louisiana Folklife 
Program housed in the 
Louisiana Division of 
the Arts. 

The Center at 
Northwestern is a 
research facility which 
coordinates the 
Folklife Festival and 
serves as an archival 
repository for many 
folklife materials. The 
Center has some 800 
artist and subject files, 
1,500 audio recordings, 
100 video tapes, a small 
but growing print 
library of books and 
periodicals, and 5,000 
still photographic 
images. The CBS Evening 
News, Turner 
Broadcasting Company, 
Louisiana Public 
Broadcasting, and many 
other individuals, 
groups, and agencies 
have used and continue 
to use Louisiana Folklife 
Center resources. 

Looking for... 

Responsible staff, 
graduate, or upperclass- 
men to rent very nice 

Please call 352-7810 for 
more information. 

Baumgardner. . . 

provost of the Fort Polk 
campus. Enrollment at 
the Fort Polk campus 
grew under 
Baumgardner's lead. 
Fall semester enroll- 
ment from 1985 to 
1993 had an average of 
974 students. That 
enrollment was averag- 
ing more than 1 ,000 by 

professional activities 
included winning many 
grants for equipment 
and being a sponsor of 
the water pollution con- 
trol federation. 

He received his 
bachelor's degree in 
biology Ofrom Adams 
State College in 1961 
and his master's and 
doctorate degrees in 
zoology from Oklahoma 
State University in 1962 
and 1966, respectively. 

He was a member 
of such professional 
and academic associa- 
tions as the Louisiana 
Wildlife Biological 
Association, Louisiana 
Academy of Sciences, 
Southwestern American 
Naturalist, Phi Sigma, 
Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, 
Phi Eta Sigma and Blue 

Baumgardner is 
survived by his wife, 
Sherry, who also retired 
from Northwestern in 
1986 after working in 
Watson Library and the 
library at Fort Polk, and 
his two daughters, 
Stacey and Andrea. 

Funeral arrange- 
ments are being made 
through Blanchard-St. 
Denis Funeral Home of 

July 7, 1999 


Wild Wild West 
Wins Weekend 

Will Smith's 'Wild 
Wild West' raked in 
almost $37 million to 
win the top spot in 
movie box offices over 
the July 4th holiday 
weekend, pushing 
Adam Sandler's 'Big 
Daddy' and Disney's 
'Tarzan' to #2 and #3 

Top Ten 

1. Wild Wild West 

2. Big Daddy 

3. Tarzan 

4. South Park: Bigger, 
Longer & Louder 

5. The General's 

6. Star Wars: Episode 
I- The Phantom 

7. Austin Powers: The 
Spy Who Shagged Me 

8. Summer of Sam 

9. Notting Hill 

10. An Ideal Husband 

Page 3 


Pippin Cast set 

Students prepare to lead as well as perform 

News Bureau 

The conflict 
between family and 
career isn't a new 
one. The NSU 
Theatre will take a 
different look at 
this issue when it 
presents the musi- 
cal "Pippin" July 
28-August 6 in the 
A. A. Fredericks 
Auditorium. NSU 
Assistant Professor 
of Theatre Scott 
Burrell will direct. 

Members of the 
cast for "Pippin" 
include Terrence 
Daniels of 
Natchitoches as the 
Leading Player, 
Glenn Rainey of 
Harvey as Pippin, 
Eric Engelhardt of 
New Orleans as 
Charles, Ryan 
Barnett of 
Pasadena, Texas, as 
Lewis, Sabrina 
Plaisance of 
Morgan City as 
Fastrada and 
Camill Sotomayor 
of Copperas Cove, 
Texas, as 
Catherine. Missy 
Bizzell of Leesville 
and Dr. Vicki 

Parrish of 
Natchitoches will 
split the r-role of 
Berthe. \ 

The chorus will 
include Christel 
Carter of Delhi, 
Sonia Le Gay, 
Alaine Claire and 
Robin Rose of 
Annie Fackler of 
Lafayette, Dana 
Duhon of 
Abbeville, Amy 
Houck of Ruston, 
Cara Calhoun of 
Van Buren, Ark., 
and Rebecca Brettel 
of New Orleans. 

Brettel is the 
Shelley Colvin of 
Winnfield is vocal 
director. Rebecca 
Foster of Winnfield 

is the stage 

Richard Rose 
is musical 
director and 
Englehardt is 
music direc- 
tor. Tom 
Shorrock is 
set designer 
and Sharon 
Foster is the 


"Pippin" is the 
story of the son of 
the Holy Roman 
Charlemagne who 

everything and 
nothing. The uni- 
versity, warfare, 
love and politics 
have lost their 
appeal and Pippin 
is craving stimula- 

Professor of 
Theatre Scott 
Burrell will direct 
"Pippin" which 
includes a dazzling 
script and score as 
well as dance num- 
bers reminiscent of 
choreographer Bob 
Fosse. Music and 

lyrics for "Pippin" 
are by Stephen 

"We are going 
to try to keep a lot 
of the Fosse-like 
qualities in the 
production," said 
Burrell. "It tends to 
be rock-n-rollish 
and very theatrical 
in nature. It's 
going to be a thrill 
ride, like going to 
see a magic show, 
rock concert and 
play all in one." 

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July 7, 1999 

Blast off with Camp Discovery 

John W. Chambers 

A roar of the 
engines is heard 
throughout the complex 
and is reverberated into 
the ears of the flight 
crew as they ignite on 
the great rocket, mark- 
ing the beginning of 
another mission into 

No more dry runs, 
no more training. This 
was the real one, one 
that would be engraved 
into the records of his- 
tory and into the hearts 
of the men and women 
in this shuttle. 

Most of them were 
first timers; new to the 
experience of space 
flight, while to the oth- 
ers it was an old sweet 
song. Nevertheless, 
weather this was their 
first mission or not, their 
hearts pounded as they 
were catapulted into 

On the ground, 
Mission Control was 
prepared for any mishap 
as the rocket ship blast- 
ed forcefully into the 
upper stratosphere. 
Breath still, computers 
humming, all waiting 
for the word of a good 
launch; waiting to hear 
the distant voices of the 
crew that had taken a 
step closer to the heav- 

Then a crackle in 
the radio, "Mission 
Control, we have a sta- 
ble orbit." 

As the earth bound 
Mission Control cheers 
another success and 
heads on for a coffee 
break another crackle 
over the loud speaker 
interrupts the joyous 
occasion. But what of 
it? The hard part was 
over; or so they 

Is this real or is it 
the Centrex? Both if 
you ask Dink Rigsby, 
director of Camp 
Discovery at 

Camp Discovery is a 
space camp for children 
between the ages of 10 

and 1 7. This may sound 
a bit far fetched, that a 
mission in space is 
involved in a summer 
camp, but at Camp 
Discovery it becomes a 
reality for close to four- 
hundred campers. 

During a standard 
week session at Camp 
Discovery, campers go 
through train- 
ing in the space 
program. From 
rocket propul- 
sion, physical 
training, inno- 
vative web 
research tech- 
niques, space 
shuttle simula- 
tions, and neu- 
tral buoyancy 
ness) training. 
All of this 
training and 
experience is 
conducted, in 
this week long 
session, by staff 
and counselors. 

Discovery gives 
children of all 
abilities the 
chance to suc- 
ceed and pro- 
motes team- 
work, decision 
making and 
During one of 
the most recent 
of the six ses- 
sions offered, I 
was able to 
observe the 
campers in 
their training 
and found the 
camp to be fun 
for everyone. 
And when I say 
everyone, that is exactly 
what I mean. 

While I was at the 
camp, I was able to talk 
to both campers and 
staff. All agreed that the 
camp was great fun for 
both the campers and 
the staff involved. 

Rigsby was just one 
of the enthusiastic 
members of the Camp 
Discovery team. Rigsby 
a teacher in a science lab 
at pine Wood 

Elementary in DeRidder, 
has been working with 
Camp Discovery for six 
years and has been the 
director of the camp for 
the last five years. 
Rigsby's duties include 
everything form making 
schedules and assigning 
positions, to joining in 
on the ropes course and 

people (staff). (the 
camp) runs smooth." 

Rigsby believes that 
by getting everyone 
involved it makes the 
camp a happier place. 
It, "...builds team work, 
self esteem, and confi- 
dence, " in all whom 
participates. The 
campers get a chance to 

Two Camp Discovery students take time for a picture 
during their simulated space walk. Almost four hundred 
students will participate in this summer's camps. 

helping out in the rocket 
launches. He sees him- 
self as a, "positive male 
role model, " for the 

Rigsby, along with 
his teaching staff and 
counselors, are striving 
to get students involved 
in the sciences by using 
the enthusiasm and 
excitement of space. 

"They love the 
camp," Rigsby says, "If 
you get enough good 

see a glimpse of what 
training and performing 
a mission in space can 
be like. They learn sci- 
entific methods and this 
creates an appreciation 
for the sciences while 
improving their prob- 
lem solving skills. 

Rigsby said that one 
of the great things is 
that while Camp 
Discovery is a working 
space camp with an 
affiliation with the 

National Aeronautics 
and Space 
Administration (NASA) 
it works as an entity in 
itself. This gives the 
teachers a chance to 
really have a one on one, 
"person to person, " 
working relationship 
with the campers. "They 
(the NASA space camp 
in Huntsville, Alabama) 
have fancier toys, but I 
match what they do," 
said Rigsby. And as far 
as the cost goes, "...per 
cost, it's a better deal if 
you weigh it out." 
And the parents agree. 

Every session at 
Camp Discovery, par- 
ents are invited for a 
family day at the end of 
each session. 

"Parents love.. .they 
come on graduation day 
and join in all of the 
fun," said Rigsby. "This 
way they really can see 
what everyone has been 
saying, that Camp 
Discovery is great fun 
for everyone." 

During the last day 
of the camp, parents get 
to see their children 
"graduate" and receive 
awards and take home 
with them pride, self 
esteem and confidence, 
as well as many of the 
things that they have 
made during the week. 
The last day also has the 
final mission, Terrestrial 
Odyssey. A real time 
shuttle mission in an 
artificial environment 
that simulates every 
aspect, from the ground 
up. Parents watch in the 
VIP room on monitors as 
they see their children 
complete experiments, 
solve problems, and 
become astronauts. 

This is all captured 
live on tape, mixed in 
with actual file footage 
from NASA and has a 
sound track scored by 
Mark Cahill. The mis- 
sion, written by instruc- 
tor Laura Ponder is the 
culmination of the week 
long camp. 

But what of our 

see MISSION page 5 

July 7, 1999 

Page 5 

:-) You Call That a Smile? 

Collegiate Presswire 

E-mail is a great way 
to stay in touch with 
your parents, with dis- 
tant friends, or confirm a 
study session; but until 
recently it has had a dull, 
uniform appearance. 

To add some pizzazz 
to otherwise generic 
type, makeshift 'emoti- 
cons' - crude typed char- 
acter combinations that 
look like smiley faces 
and other icons - were 
developed by creative e- 
mailers. But emoticons 
didn't really fool or 
amuse anyone - it's still 
standard type. 


So how can you add 
a little personality to e- 
mail? A new Internet 
software service, avail- 
able at http://www.sig-, was 
recently announced and 
it just may wipe the grins 
off the emoticons' faces. 
Currently available for 
free, Signature -mail 
software lets you add 
your own handwritten 
"John Hancock," 
personal credo, holiday 
greetings or artistic doo- 
dles to e-mail messages. 

You can create your own 
e-mail birthday cards, 
love notes and personal 
letters that rival hand- 
carried mail; and you 
can even change the size 
and color of your hand- 
drawn creations with 
each use. 

"When my daughter 
sends me e-mail mes- 
sages signed with her 
own handwriting, it 
makes the entire message 
a lot more personal and 
helps to close the geo- 
graphic distance 
between us," says H. Lee 
Browne, co-founder of "In 
fact, we designed the 

software to make tech- 
nology less impersonal." 

Getting the software 
is as simple as putting 
pen to paper, according 
to Browne. 


You print out an 
order form, fill in your 
own handwritten greet- 
ings, fax it to the toll-free 
number and within sec- 
onds Signature-mail is 
ready to download 
from a secured Web site, 
which requires your ID 
and password. Each copy 
of the software can con- 


tain up to 25 user-creat- 
ed signature images. 
With a few mouse-clicks, 
you select which image 
you want, along with its 
size and color, and insert 
it into an e-mail, com- 
puter fax, or document. 

Signature-mail ver- 
sion 1 .0 for the PC works 
with the latest software 
from AOL, Netscape, 
Microsoft and Eudora. A 
Macintosh beta test ver- 
sion is currently avail- 
able. Further details and 
information are avail- 
able at http://www.sig- 


cont'd from page 4 

...The crackle in the air 
rang throughout 
Mission Control, freez- 
ing people in their 

"Mission control, 
we have a problem." 

With those chilling 
words, stations begin to 
hum again with an 
organized mummer that 
sounds like the buzzing 
of a hive of bees, as they 
check and re-check 
every readout and every 
screen to figure out the 
problem and more 
importantly, the solu- 

"Mission Control," 
the words break the 
hum, "it seems we have 
a malfunction in the 
ventilation system, 
please advise." 

The problem is met. 
The filter on the ventila- 
tion system is faulty and 
has to be replaced, but 
how. ..the solution, 

As the pages are fly- 
ing in Mission Control, 
what do the campers 
think of Camp 

During my visit to 
the camp, I had the 
opportunity to talk with 
both a, "veteran," and a 

"first timer," about their 
experience at the camp. 

"Veteran," Karen 
Rosenberger, 10 years 
old, from Fort Polk, 
Louisiana, is a second 
year camper, but why 
did she return? 
As we talked about the 
camp her excitement 
grew as she told me all 
the things that campers 
get to do. She had a 
pride about the camp 
that beamed in her 
every word. 

"Each year has more 
"Rosenberger said, "I 
like the rope course the 
best and have met a lot 
of friends here." The 
counselors are fun, and I 
have learned a lot. 

Rosenberger is 
excited about the pro- 
gram and wants to come 
back next summer. She 
would like to become a 
Marine Biologist, and 
believes that the camp 
has helped her in sci- 
ence and can help oth- 

Rosenberger, also gives 
some advice to anyone 
who plans to come to 
the camp..." Be able to 
walk a lot and have a lot 

of fun." 

Rosenberger is right 
and the, "first timers," 
would definitely agree. 

Tyler Viator, 1 2 
years old, from Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana, is a, 
"first timer," at Camp 

"I've never been to 
something like this," 
said Viator, "I love the 
swimming and want to 
come back." 

Viator has made 
some good friends at 
Camp Discovery and 
loves it. He hopes to 
become an Air Force 
pilot and believes that 
the camp helps him. 

However, what 
about the overall success 
of the program? 

Rigsby says that if 
you want to look at suc- 
cess in the number of 
returning persons then 
it has been very success- 

"About a third of 
every class are veter- 
ans." But more than 
that, in the eight years of 
the program, most 
counselors are veterans 
of the camp, and some 
of the teachers used to 
be counselors. The ded- 
ication from the 

campers on up the chain 
is what makes this place 
fun and exciting. It 
makes our goal, "To 
build a love of science," 
a reality. 

So, whatever hap- 
pened to the mission... 

..."Mission Control 
the filter is a go. We are 
preparing for re-entry." 
"Shuttle, this is Mission 
Control, re-entry is a 

Another silence 
engulfs Mission Control 
as the radio goes dead 
during re-entry. 

Another crackle, but 
no word. 


"Shuttle, this is 
Mission Control, do you 

Seconds turn into 
ages as muscles tense. 

"Shuttle, this is..." 

"Mission Control, 
this is Shuttle crew, we 

Cheers fill the air as 
the shuttle floats gently 
home to the airfield. 
Another successful mis- 
sion, another day at 
Camp Discovery. 

If you would like to 
get involved with Camp 
Discovery as a teacher, 
councilor, or camper, 
you may contact them at 
1-800-259-9555 or 
visit their website at 
http:/ / 
sciencegroup.nsula. - 

Camp Discovery is 
truly a week of discov- 
ery and fun for all ages 
and a mission of success 
for Dink Risgsby, Camp 
Director, and his team of 
teachers and counselors. 

Page 6 


July 7, 1999 

The Current 

The Student 
Newspaper of 
State University 
Established 1911 


Shawn T. Hornsby 
Copy Editor 
Lesa Thompson 

Kris Collinsworth 



Mailing Address 

NSU Box 5306 
Natchitoches, LA 


Kyser Hall Room 

Northwestern, a true American brick fetish 

Am I the only one 
who finds the talk of 
more bricks disgusting? 

After all, the 
University just complet- 
ed the great Alost proj- 
ect a mere eight months 
ago. Now another brick 
project begins?! 

For those of you 
who are clueless to what 
I am referring too, I 
encourage you to read 
the latest issue of the 
Alumni Columns. 

The Athletic 
Department with the 
encouragement of some 
alumni are planning to 
create a plaza for the 
world renowned NSU 
football coach Jack 

While Clayton defi- 
nitely deserves credit for 
ending his 
Northwestern coaching 
career with an unde- 
feated season, he's no 
Bear Bryant. 

That is beside the 
point. What really tick- 
les me is that anyone 
with $100 or more can 
have their name placed 
on a brick. 

What is the money 
used for? Great ques- 

The whole project is 

meant to enhance the 
Jack Clayton Memorial 
Scholarship Fund. While 
this is a worthwhile 
cause, do we really 
expect to raise the kind 
of revenues the Athletic 
Department wants? 

Although a goal is 
not mentioned in the 
article, it is hoped the 
fund-raiser will gener- 
ate $1.2 million. 

Call me a skeptic 
but I find it hard to 
believe. After all, the 
University's single 
largest donation was just 
shy of a half million 
dollars. The kicker is 
that money went to cre- 
ative and performing 
arts, not athletics! 

It is great to see peo- 
ple dreaming big; and 
one day I hope the 
University will be able to 
generate that kind of 
money on a regular 
basis but until then let's 
just crank out more aca- 
demically strong gradu- 
ates who can establish 
themselves and support 
projects like this. 

Now if there are 
some people who feel 
left out because you do 
not have $100 or better 
to become, immortalized 
with ole Jack, then I will 
gladly make you an 

For a mere dollar, I 
will print you a picture 
of a brick with your 

name on it in the hand- 
some third grade manu- 
script pictured above. 
We can print your brick 
life size or blow it up to 
an impressive 8x10. For 
those of you who wish 
to have your name done 
in boring block letters, it 
will cost you a dollar 

You may leave your 
brick to decorate the 
student media suite or 
take it with you. 

The Current Sauce 
will gladly split all pro- 
ceeds with the 
Journalism department. 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

Oh for the day when loose slots return 

Chris Conway 
Guest Columnist 

Well, I often try to 
think that the people of 
Natchitoches parish can 
not do anything too fool- 
ish, but now they have 
really done it. 

As of last 
Wednesday the state 
pulled the plug on video 
poker machines in all 
parishes that voted to do 
so, with Natchitoches 
being one of them. This 
act will have repercus- 
sions and none of them 

The first deals with 
jobs and business. It has 
already caused Lots O' 
Luck, a business by 1-49, 
to close its doors causing 
many people to lose 
their jobs. Even small 

operators with two or 
three machines will see 
a loss of at least $800- 
$ 1 000 a month in extra 
revenue. That 
could cause some down- 
sizing for a business that 
is accustomed to such 
income. It could also 
affect the number of 
people that come to 

their establishment. 

Some people might 
go to the Press Box to eat 
because they know they 
could try their luck at 
video poker. Now they 
might decide to go 
someplace different. 

The other thing it 
does is cost the city and 
parish money. The city 

will lose around 
$500,000 a year in tax 
revenue from video 
poker. Think of what 
could be cut with that 
money not available. (If 
the city was short on 
money to want to charge 
admission for the 
Christmas Festival last 
year, I wonder what will 
happen this year.) 

There are projects 
that might not get any 
funding now due to the 
lost revenue. So, I hope 
that nobody in 
Natchitoches has any 
money demands on the 
government because the 
money will not be there. 

In the long run, 
people are going to 
gamble. They will take 
their money to 
Shreveport casinos or to 

another parish that 
allows video poker. 

I guess I just can not 
understand how it's OK 
to hurt ourselves by 
doing the "right" thing, 
while we standby and 
watch as others benefit 
from it. 

Two Rooms j 

for rent in nice home! 
in the Plantation 
Park area, sharing a 
bath. Includes 
microwave, refrigera- 
tor, and television in 
each room. Also 
includes kitchen 



Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

July 7, 1999 

Page 7 

Freshman competes at Pan-Am games 

Sports Information 

Northwestern State 
freshman Latrell 
Frederick, a Benton High 
product, will be part of 
the USA track and field 
team at the Pan 
American Junior Games 
next month after 
winning the USA Junior 
Nationals javelin title 
over the weekend. 

Frederick threw a 
personal best 213-11, 
more than six feet 
longer than his previous 
best, to win the USA 
junior title Saturday in 
Denton, Texas. He will 
be part of the American 
team in the Pan Am 

Games in mid-July in 

"It was pretty 
amazing," said 17th- 
year Northwestern 
coach Leon Johnson. 
"Latrell came into the 
competition as the 
nintn-ranked thrower, 
but he whipped some 
people who didn't rise to 
the occasion. 

"Some of the high 
school athletes in the 
competition had not 
worked with the 
international javelin and 
the experience of using 
that implement during 
his freshman year with 
us was an advantage for 

Frederick opened the 

competition with his 

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winning throw and later 

recorded the second- 
best mark. 

"It was kind of 
nerve-wracking once he 
put up the first-place 
mark and everyone was 
shooting at it. but he was 
clearly the best of the 
bunch," said Johnson. 
"He had a pretty good 
series of throws. 

His previous best, 
207-6, came in the 
Southland Conference 
Championships where 
he finished third as the 
Demons claimed the 
conference title. 

Frederick gives the 
Northwestern track and 
field program its fourth 
national title captured 

by a current athlete. His 
win handed NSU its 
first-ever USA junior 

The Demons have 
claimed two NCAA 
championships, with the 
men's 4x100 meter 
team winning the 1981 
NCAA Outdoor title and 
high jumper Brian 
Brown soaring 7-8 to 
win the 1990 NCAA 
Indoor crown. Brown 
captured the 1989 USA 
Outdoor high jump 

Former Demon Ail- 
American LaMark 
Carter has won four 
USA titles in the triple 
jump after completing 
his college eligibility. 

News Bureau 

Joe Profit, Rickey Jackson, Dave Dixon, Pat Studstill, Dale Brown, James "Shack" Harris and 
Billy Allgood were inducted in to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame June 27. 

Writers for the Fall Iibii 
e drat 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Page 8 

July 7, 1999 

Simmons new asst. basketball coach 

Sports Information 

New Northwestern 
State basketball coach 
Mike McConathy has 
officially named Dave 
Simmons, who has 14 
years of collegiate 
coaching experience, as 
an assistant coach. 

Simmons, who helped 
McNeese State and 
Louisiana Tech reach 
NCAA Tournament play 
as an assistant coach, is a 
DeRidder native who 
was a three-time All- 
Southland Conference 
guard at Louisiana Tech. 
Simmons, 39, will the 
the Demons primary 
recruiter in South 
Louisiana along with 
handling other areas yet 
to be assigned, said 

He joins Buzz 
Williams as assistant 
coaches on the new staff 
put together by 
McConathy, one of the 
nation's winningest 
junior college coaches 

before he took over the 
Demon program March 
24. McConathy, 43, led 
Bossier Parish 
Community College to 
seven straight 20-win 
seasons, including 
national top 10 rankings 
in each of the last three 

"Dave has very, very 

food south Louisiana ties 
eing from DeRidder 
and having worked at 
the Division I level in our 
conference at McNeese 
for seven years," said 
McConathy. "Dave also 
has good connections in 
the New Orleans and 
Baton Rouge areas ? 
which certainly shoula 
help us locate the kind of 
outstanding student- 
athletes we want in our 
program. It's very 
important for us to have 
good regional 
connections for 

"He epitomizes what I 
want out of our players," 
said McConathy, whose 
record -shattering career 

at Louisiana Tech 
immediately preceded 
Simmons' arrival and 
playing career. "His 
work ethic as a player is 
on the same level that I 
believed in when I 
played. Getting that 
approach across to our 
players and helping 
them understand what 
we must do to succeed is 
vital to achieving our 
goals for this program 
and Dave gives our guys 
a great role model in that 

Simmons remembers 
attending his first college 
basketball game at 
Northwestern Y s Prather 
Coliseum and recalls 
seeing McConathy and 
Louisiana Tech square 
off against the Demons 
and all-time scoring 
leader Billy Reynolds. 
"It was impressive to 
watch, seeing two guys 
who had scored more 
than 2,000 career 
points, and the 
excitement of those days 
is something we want to 


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SEPT. i« 





bring back to Prather 
Coliseum," he said. "My 
wife attended 
Northwestern and we 
are very excited to bring 
our family to 
Natchitoches and to be 
working with Mike 

Simmons was head 
basketball coach for two 
seasons at Edward 
Waters College, an NAIA 
institution in 
Jacksonville, Fla., along 
with his experience as an 
assistant for seven years 
at McNeese, for four 
seasons at Louisiana 
Tech and for one year at 
Delta State. 

He also was assistant 
athletic director for two 
years at Edward Waters 
College and athletic 
director there for one 
year. Simmons posted a 
27-29 mark in two years 
as head coach. 

At Delta State, he 
helped the Statesmen 
reach the NCAA Division 
II Final Four during a 
24-6 season in 1986-87. 

As assistant coach at 
Louisiana Tech, he was 
part of a program that 
reached the second 
round of the 1984 
NCAA Tournament and 
the Sweet 16 round of 
the 1985 NCAA 
Tournament along with 
the Final Four of the 
1 986 National Invitation 

As a college player, 
Simmons ranked fifth 
nationally in 1981 as a 
senior in free throw 
percentage and was 
named team captain and 
team most valuable 
player. His final two 
seasons as a player came 
under Coach Andy 
Russo, who hired 
Simmons to be a student 
and graduate assistant 

He worked on the 
staff of Tommy Joe 
Eagles at Louisiana Tech 
after Russo left to take 
over the program at the 
University of 

Broussard gets 
national honor 

Sports Information 

Northwestern State 
senior All -American 
football player William 
Broussard who is a 
Rhodes Scholar 
candidate, has been 
named as one of the "2 1 
Heroes of the 21st 
Century" By New Man 
Magazine, a national 
Christian publication. 

The magazine's fifth 
anniversary edition hit 
the newsstands this 
week with Broussard 
featured in the elite list. 
Ben Strong, one of the 
students to emerge from 
the Colorado high school 
shooting tragedy earlier 
this year, is another of 
the magazine "2 1 
Heroes for the 21st 
Century" and is pictured 
on the cover of the 
July/ August Edition. 

The story, including 
profiles of the 21 
honorees can be viewed 
" on the internet. 

Broussard, a senior 
English major, is being 
nominated for the 

prestigious Rhodes 
Scholarship program by 
Dr. Randall Webb. 
Broussard carries a 
3.75grade point average 
in the exclusive 
Louisiana Scholar's 
College, an accelerated 
liberal arts curriculum 
at northwestern. 

Broussard is the 
president of the 
Northwestern Chapter 
of the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes. FCA 
Chapter director Gerald 
Long nominated 
Broussard for the award. 

"I've come to realize 
the great influence that 
athletes can have on a 
campus and a 
community," Broussard 
told the magazine. 
"That's why it's so 
important that people 
who are recognized for 
their athletic ability are 
people who are giving 
the credit to God. 

Broussard anchored 
the offensive line last 
season as the Demons 
reached the semifinals of 
the national I-AA 

The Current Sauce 

Volume S8T No. iv 8 Pages Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, LA 

July 20, 1999 


Bastille Day 


"Eyes Wide Shut" 

Page 5 

Lillith Fair 

Page 4 

Devil's Advocate 

Page 6 


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The Current Sauce 
Shawn T. Hornsby 

Lesa Thompson 

Copy Editor 
Kris Collinsworth 



Cupp takes over 'Shockers' 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

After more than 
eight years with the NSU 
Crew, Head Coach 
Calvin Cupp leaves to 
become the coach at 
Wichita State University. 

The Wheat 
Shockers offered 
Cupp a position as a 
full-time coach for 
the crew team. Wichita 
State funds the 
independent sport to the 
tune of $117 thousand 

Here, Cupp has 
managed to develop 
an equally successful 
program with only a 
third of the 

"They [Wichita 
State] were impressed 
with how much we 
had done despite how 
little we were given," 
Cupp said. 

The NSU Crew 
has been funded 
primarily by the 
student body, fund 

raising and the 
Student Government 

Wichita State also 
provides a full-time 
assistant coach, two 

coaches and 
a boat house. 

the obvious 
of such an 
C u p p ' s 
decision to 
leave the 
program he 
found in 
1988 was 
not an 

" I t 
t o u g 



"I went to 
school here: coached 
here. There's a lot of me 
in this program. I was 
in the boat the first time 
it touched the water." 

After three years of 
rowing with the NSU 

Crew, Cupp moved on to 
LSU as an assistant 
coach in 1991 and 

Later in 1992 Cupp 
returned to 
Northwestern to fill an 

Then, in 
t h e 
the head 
coach of 
the NSU 

Calvin Cupp is one of * n e n > 
the original members of Cupp has 
the NSU Crew. averaged 

30 and 40 students 
throughout the spring 

The future of the 
NSU Crew is uncertain 
in some respects. Faculty 
advisor, Dr. Lisa Wolfe, 

will increase her role in 
all events until a 
replacement for Cupp 
can be found. 

Currently, a search 
is in progress to contact 
alumni of the NSU 
Crew who may be 
interested in the 

Although crew 
faces some 
uncertainty in their 
future, Cupp is 
confident that the 
team will be able 
adjust to the 

"I really have a lot 
of faith the ball will 
keep rolling," Cupp 

Cupp attributed 
much of the team's 
success over the years 
to the continued 
support of members 
of the Natchitoches 
community and 
students at the 

Search continues for JFK's plane 



Divers emerged 
from the sea Monday 
afternoon after 
searching "target" 
locations off Martha's 
Vineyard in hopes of 
finding the wreckage 
of the plane piloted 
by John F. Kennedy Jr. 

The 10 divers 
from the 
Massachusetts State 
Police had been 
dispatched by boat 
from Menemsha 
Harbor on Martha's 
Vineyard to two 
debris sites identified 
by the high-tech 
NOAA survey ship 
Rude (pronounced 

Officials said the 
USS Grasp arrived at 
about 2:30 p.m. EDT 
in the "operational 
area" southwest of 
Gay Head on the 
southwestern tip of 
Martha's Vineyard. 

The ship carries 
underwater vehicles, 
called ROVs and a 
crew of 32 divers 
trained in deep-water 

Divers can delve 
to a depth of 190 feet. 
In addition, the ship 
can lift wreckage 
weighing up to 40 
tons to the surface. 

According to 
officials, recovering 
the plane's wreckage 
could take up to two 

John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn 
Bessette were married Sept. 21, 1996 in a 
private ceremony. Kennedy, his wife and her 
sister, Lauren Bessette went missing Friday in 
a plane piloted by Kennedy. 


An accident 
investigation could 
take six to nine 

The single-engine 
Piper Saratoga II HP, 
piloted by Kennedy, 
vanished on a flight 
from New Jersey to 
Martha's Vineyard. 

Members of the 
Kennedy family on 
Monday attended a 
Catholic Mass at the 
Kennedy compound in 
Hyannisport on Cape 

The prayers were 
said in the large white 
tent that was to have 
been the site of Rory 
Kennedy's wedding, 
now postponed 

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Webb plans for academic year 

News Bureau 

academic programs and 
increasing the level of 
private support will be 
among the 1999-2000 
objectives of 
Northwestern State 
President Dr. Randall J. 

The Northwestern chief 
executive is starting his 
fourth year leading the 
institution and is rapidly 
moving to achieving 
important long term 
goals for the university. 

In Webb's first three 
years, Northwestern has 

increased the number of 
nationally accredited 
programs by more than 
30 percent. Twenty- 
eight of 32 eligible 
academic programs have 
earned accreditation. 
The other four programs 
are seeking 
accreditation. Webb 

wants to achieve 100 
percent accreditation of 
eligible programs by 

The university has also 
increased the level of 
external funding from 
federal, state and private 
sources by 73 percent. 
Private fundraising has 
also been increased. Last 
year, NSU received 
$2,000,000 in private 
funds to support its 
programs. Under Webb's 
leadership, NSU has 
received three of the 
four largest private gifts 
in the university's 115- 
year history. 

Over the past three 
years, Northwestern has 
maintained a steady 
enrollment despite a 
more competitive higher 
education environment. 
Webb is optimistic that 
the university will see an 
enrollment increase this 

This year, NSU plans to 
initiate a program to 
provide regular reviews 
for academic programs 
that do not have national 
accrediting agencies. 

Over the next four 
years, all academic 
programs will be 

From the editor 

Just to let everyone of you know ... this is the 
last issue of The Current Sauce for the summer. 
Our next issue will not be printed until the fall 
semester on Aug. 3 1 . If there is anything you 
would like to see covered in the newspaper this 
fall semester, please do not hesitate to call us. 

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Wardville teen and 
boyfriend arrested on first- 
degree murder charges 

A missing Wardville 
teen-ager and her 31- 
year-old boyfriend were 
arrested at the U.S.- 
Mexico border this 
weekend and charged 
with the murder of the 
teen's mother. 

Thea Johnson, 18, 
and Anthony Fletcher, 
31, both of Wardville, a 
small community 
outside of Pineville in 
Rapides Parish, are in 
jail in Del Rio, Texas. 

Both face first- 
degree murder charges 
in the death of Johnson's 
mother, Linda Kile, 42, 
also of Wardville. 

U.S. Customs and 
FBI agents reportedly 
stopped Johnson and 
Fletcher at the border 
Saturday afternoon 
when they were trying to 
cross back into Texas. 

The suspects will 

likely be brought back to 
Louisiana this week 
unless they fight 

Kile, Johnson and 
Fletcher were reported 
missing nearly a month 

When Rapides 
Parish sheriff's deputies 
went to the home of the 
mother and daughter at 
103 Cedar Lane to 
investigate, they found 
blood and signs of a 

Fletcher's family 
maintains that he is 
innocent and simply ran 
away with Johnson to try 
to secretly marry. 
However, she expressed 
her doubts about 
Johnson, who she said 
complained her mother 
mistreated her. 


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Folk Festival 

Natchitoches holds first-ever 

celebrated La.'s Bastille Day celebration 
French heritage 

Louisiana's colorful 
French heritage was on 
display at the 20th 
annual Natchitoches - 
NSU Folk Festival this 
weekend in Prather 
Coliseum campus. 

The festival was part 
of Francofete '99, a 
commemoration of the 
300th anniversary of 
French establishment of 
the first permanent 
colony on the Louisiana 

This year's festival 
showcased French - 
influenced traditions 
such as la boucherie (pig 
roast), tatting, French 
Creole cooking and egg 
knocking or pacqueing, 
as some call it. 

Members of the 
Houma Indian tribe 
were on hand to discuss 
the tribe's French - 
influenced traditions. 

As a new feature, 
members of the Festival 
staff held short 
interviews with folk 
artists and musicians on 
the East and West stages, 
providing an 
opportunity for 

audience participation 
and open discussion of 
folkways and traditions. 

As always, music 
was an important 
element of the Festival, 
which has been 
recognized as a four- 
time winner of the 
prestigious "Top Twenty 
Events in the Southeast" 
Award given annually by 
the Southeast Tourism 

More than two 
dozen groups were 
featured on three stages 
featuring almost every 
musical style heard in 
Louisiana including 
Cajun, country-western, 
blues, swamp pop, 
gospel and traditional 
folk music. 

Cajun artists such as 
Hadley Castille, Kevin 
Naquin and Blackie 
Forestier appeared 
along with Maggie 
Warwick and the 
Louisiana Hayride Band 
and popular 
Natchitoches area 
groups, Roque's Blues 
Band and the Cane River 

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The sounds of the 
French Revolution 
played in my ear as I 
heard my friend from 
France, Guy Albrand, 
speak of wars long past 
and revolutions that 
would stir any spirit. 

"Bastille Day," he 
exclaimed, "it is our 
Independence Dayl" 

He went on about 
the revolution and how 
it was similar to our 
own. Then as we pulled 
up to the celebration 
with our bellies hungry 
and our souls ready for 
music, he sang out....the 
French National 
Anthem. I knew the 
tune, not the words, but 
still reveled in the 
excitement of Bastille 

This excitement 
filled both our hearts as 
we entered the 
celebration, part of my 
own heritage as a citizen 
of Louisiana, and a 
celebration that could be 
summed up in the words 
FrancoFete, the year- 
long French heritage 
celebration held 
throughout Louisiana. 

Bastille Day, just one 
of the many of the small 
"Fetes," primed the 
Natchitoches residents 
for the Folk festival held 
the following weekend. 
Bastille Day, traditionally 
on the 14th of July is 
much like our own 
Independence day for 
French citizens, but the 

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Park area. Sharing a 
bath. Includes 
refrigerator, and 
television in each 
room. Also includes 
kitchen privileges. 


people of Louisiana join 
in on the fun considering 
it to be just as much a 
part of their own 
heritage as it was for the 
young man I was with. 

Iris Harper, director 
of the Natchitoches 
Parish Tourist 
Commission, said city 
officials will take a look 
at the success of their 
first-ever Bastille Day to 
determine whether to 
make it an annual 
celebration in 

Besides giving 

"Bastille Day, it is 
our Independence 

Guy Albrand 
French native 

people an interesting 
lesson in history, Harper 
said Louisiana residents 
were offered yet another 
way of discovering the 
state's unique culture. 

The celebration 
began with a Farmers 
Market and sidewalk 
sales that had everything 
from art to food. 

Harper said area 
businesses on Front 
Street participated in the 
day's celebrations by 
offering sidewalk service 
to patrons, creating a 
French-like atmosphere. 

After the Farmers 
Market, children of all 
ages were invited to the 
Papillion music and 
storytelling on the 
riverfront. The children 
were told tales of the 
French and of their own 
Cajun heritage here in 

Folk narratives rang 
out in Natchitoches as 
children gathered to 
hear the tall tales of 
lands far away and times 
long forgotten. 

However, if you 
think that Bastille Day 
was nothing more than 
old folk tales and songs, 
you are wrong. 

The evening 
celebration began with 
the "Restaurant Waiter 
Relay." This relay had 
the local waiters of 
restaurants running an 
obstacle course with a 
wineglass of red Kool- 

The winner, a Papa's 
Bar and Grill employee, 
Courtnie Poche, 
shrugged as she said 
" wasn't very 
difficult, but a lot of 
people got wet. The 
hardest part of the 
course was the hurdle 
that you had to jump." 

The winner of the 
race received not only 
praises from her co- 
workers but also a 
trophy for her efforts. 

"A walk around an 
obstacle course once or 
twice can save you from 
red Kool-Aid stains," is 
the advice Poche gives to 
future contestants. 

The exciting relay 
was followed by music 
from the Cajun band 
Monty & Marsha Brown 
and Roques Blues Band. 
Residents and visitors 
danced and sang. All 
ages were involved as the 
music was carried down 
the river by the lazy 
breeze of a southern 

As the evening 
closed, the stomachs 
were filled, and the 
hearts were raised, we 
drove home. 

At times it seems 
almost as if I had visited 
a little part of France 
with my friend Guy and 
at times it seemed as it 
was he that was looking 
on with the tourist 

Either way Bastille 
Day was a great success 
for the residents of 
Natchitoches and all it 
participants, whether 
French or not, young or 
old, it was truly an ideal 
day for a "Fete." 


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Lilith Fair goes out with a bang 

Ericca Reynolds 
Contributing Writer 

PALO ALTO, Ca. -- 
In its third and final 
year, Lilith Fair is going 
out with a bang! 

I was 
enough to 
attend Lilith 
Fair here in 
Mountain View, 
Ca. July 13 at 
the Shoreline 

There were 
three different 
stages set up 
with different 
performers but 
all the good 
ones were on 
the main stage 

"Popstar" from their 
new album "Viva El 
Amor," they were a hit 
with the crowd. The 
near-full house danced 
to the Pretenders' 
greatest hits — "Middle 

next. Personally, I've 
never been a huge fan of 
hers but her 
performance won me 
overl She was 

awesome!! She sang "If 
if Makes You Happy" 

where we were 

sitting. Sara McLachlan performs before cheering crowds at Lilith Fair. "Angel," 

I made it in After three years of touring around the nation, McLachlan decided Cream," 

men in attendance, 
maybe 10 percent from 
my unprofessional 

The next performer, 
Sara McLachlan, was the 
woman of the night. Not 
coming out on 
stage until 10 
McLachlan was 
the performer I 
awaited for the " 
entire night. 

As I laid 
on my blanket 
underneath the 
stars, listening 
to McLachlan 
sing was pure 
bliss. She sang 
many of her 

time for the first to put an end to the concert, saying she wanted to spend more time You Remember 
show at 5:30 writing music. Me?," "Adia" 

p.m. which was and "Sweet 

Mya. She is an 18-year- of the Road," "Message and "Everyday is a Surrender" among 
old, hip-hop/R&B singer, of Love," and "I'll Stand Winding Road" among others. 
While showing signs of by You," one of my many others. She closed the show 

talent, she played 

material that was 
weak, and her voice 
was overpowered by 
the backup band. 

I was 
disappointed in her 
because I am 
somewhat of a fan 
of the young 

Following Mya 
was the New York 
group, Luscious 
Jackson. It's been 
two years since the 
group's hit single, 
"Naked Eye" and 
they have released a 
new CD "Electronic 

I have to admit, 
I'm not a huge fan 
of this group and 
while they were 
performing, I was 
buying my 
AWESOME Lilith Fair t- 

shirt SORRY! 

The Pretenders 
followed Luscious 
Jackson. From the 

Onlookers enjoyed the first Lilith Fair performance of Six Pence None the 
Richer. This is the last year Sara McLachlan will host the concert. 

second they started with 

personal favorites. 

It was a show 
stealin' performance and 
the crowd remained 
standing throughout. 

Sheryl Crowe was 

"This ones goes out 
to all the men," Crowe 
laughed while 
introducing "Strong 

There weren't many 

with her usual soft 
touch. She invited the 
other performers out for 
a sing along of Jackie 
DeShannon's "Put a 
Little Love in Your 


Sandra Bernhard 
also made a couple of 
comedic appearances 
warming up the crowd 
between perforances. 
Bernhard poked fun at 
some of the new breed of 
female rock stars such as 
Fiona Apple and Alannis 

I recommend to 
those of you in good ole 
Louisiana to try to catch 
one of the last shows of 
Lilith Fair that might be 
coming your way. It's 
definitely worth the $30. 

Editor's Note: Ericca 
Reynolds is in 
California this 
summer doing an 
internship with 
Netscape. She is a 
senior journalism 

Here are the 
top five best 
sellers in 
fiction, as 
determined by 

1. "Hannibal" 

By Thomas Harris 

2. "Mother of Pearl" 
By Melinda Haynes 

3. "White Oleander: 
A Novel" 

By Janet Fitch 

4. "The Testament" 
By John Grisham 

5. "High Five" 

By Janet Evanovich 

July 20, 1999 

Page 5 

"Eyes Wide Shut" offers much to see 

After much hype 
and speculation, director 
Stanley Kubrick's final 
film opened to the 

"Eyes Wide Shut," a 
dark look at temptation 
and sexual obsession in 
marriage, is a bit on the 
strange side, to say the 

The film stars the 
real-life husband and 
wife team of Tom Cruise 
and Nicole Kidman, who 
• play Bill and Alice 
Harford, a wealthy New 
York couple with an 
adored daughter. 

Before the movie 
was released, the rumor 
mill was abuzz with talk 
about what could be the 
sexiest movie of all time. 

Gossip columnists 
reported that Cruise's 
character wore a dress in 
the movie, the couple 
played married 
therapists and there was 
plenty of nudity. 

Well, two out of 
three of those rumors 
are false. 

There is plenty of 
nudity in this movie. In 
fact, more than half of 
this movie consists of 
flawless, naked women 
walking around. (Sorry 
ladies, there is only one 
naked man in this movie 
and it is not Cruise!) 

What made the 
movie even more 
mysterious was the death 
of Kubrick, shortly after 
the Cruises screened the 

movie for the first time. 

Kubrick's film 
credits include "A 
Clockwork Orange" and 
"2001: A Space 

The Harfords attend 
a lavish Christmas party, 
where they are both 
propositioned for an 
evening of pleasure. 
However, they both resist 
the temptation to betray 
their marriage vows. 

Once home, 
however, a small 
argument develops, 
largely brought on by 
Alice's nasty little habit 
of smoking pot. 

To sum it up, Bill 
and Alice are arguing 
over jealousy. Just 
because you are 
married, Alice said, 
doesn't mean you can't 
be tempted by someone 
else. To prove her point, 
she described to her 
husband a handsome 
naval officer she 
encountered while on 
vacation one summer. 

Though she only 
looked from afar, Alice 
said she fantasized about 
being with this man and 
would have left 
"everything" to be with 
him, had he wanted her. 

Hurt and confused, 
Bill spends the evening 
wandering the streets of 
New York, haunted by 
images of his wife in bed 
with another man. Bill 
will find himself in three 
very different, yet 

sexual, situations that 
will test his commitment 
to his marriage. 

The movie's climax 
cannot be accurately 
described in words, but I 
will say Cruise's 
character manages to get 
himself into a huge orgy 
for the rich. This point of 
the movie is both erotic 
and frightening and will 
""rTo^dotrbr leave movie 
goers a little confused. 

"Eyes Wide Shut" is 
not for everyone. Even 
those who insist on 
seeing the movie simply 
for the nudity may find 
themselves disappointed 
and a little confused at 
what took them two and 
a half hours to watch. 

However, the movie 
does offer a realistic look 
at the complicated 
structure of marriage. 

If nothing else, 
moviegoers should view 
the movie 
because it 
offers one 
last look at 
the work 
of a 
y e t 

Reviewer finds 
Mellencamp has still 
got what it takes to rock 

This week's top 10 movies: 

1. "Eyes Wide Shut" 

2. "American Pie" 

3. "Lake Placid" 

4. "Big Daddy" 

5. "Wild Wild West" 

6. "The Wood" 

7. "Tarzan" 

8. "Star Wars: Episode i- The Phantom Menace 

9. The General's Daughter" 

10. "Muppets from Space" 

Jay Lyles 
Staff Writer 

Crazed dancing, hit 
songs and 40,000 spastic 
fans may conjure up 
many images, but the 
situation this description 
best fits was last Friday's 
John Mellencamp 
concert at the Starplex in 

Mellencamp took 
the stage and teased the 
crowd with music from 
his new album, but he 
did not wait long to 
please it with the old 

His renditions of 
"Small Town," "R.O.C.K. 
'N' the U.S. A.," "Hurt so 
Good" and "Wild Night" 
were almost more than 
the crowd could handle. 

I found myself 
singing and screaming at 
the top of my lungs for 
the Spokesman of the 

He danced and 
grooved religiously 
throughout the course of 
the evening receiving the 
gracious cheers of a 
satisfied audience. 

He even accented 
each of his songs with a 
jump and swing of his 
fist that signified the last 
syllable of a song. 

He followed what 
was an interesting 
format of playing four 
songs per set without 

In fact, his lack of 
communication was the 
one complaint I have 
about the concert. 

The whole time I 
was there, I felt rather 
distant from the lead 
singer. He played great 
music; however, he only 
spoke on two occasions. 

He spoke once when 
he said thank you. It was 
right before he played 
the ninth song of the 
night, "Your Life is 
Now." It was a beautiful 
song, but the only reason 
he talked was because he 
was alone on stage with 
only his acoustic guitar 
and harmonica. 

The other time he 
spoke was to introduce 
the band. This took place 
right before the last two 
songs were played. As for 
an encore-FORGET ITI 
When it's over; it's over. 

He puts on an 
awesome show though, 
and with the exception 
of Mick Jagger, I have 
never seen a musician 
work harder to entertain 
an audience. 

The beauty of 
Mellencamp's show lies 
in the music. With 
tremendous songs like 
"Cherry Bomb" to save 
to the end, it could be 
viewed as a blessing that 
he did not talk, or we 
might not have heard 
them all. 

All in all, I loved the 
show and purchased 
CDs afterwards. It is 
worth the price of 
admission to hear him 
do what he does best, 
even if he does lack what 
I like to call "the social 

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Columnist urges others to take responsibility for their actions 

Chris Conway 

I remember when 
responsibility was an 
attribute that everyone 

Now, it is sad and 
ridiculous to see how 
people can not take 
responsibility for their 
actions. A few weeks 
ago, another jury 
awarded an outrageous 
amount of money ($4.8 
million) to someone that 

used to smoke. I'm sorry 
but when did making a 
wrong decision entitle 
someone to that kind of 

When you choose to 
smoke, you know darn 
good and well that it is 
not good for you. You 
know it can kill you for a 
number of reasons (It 
says so right on the 
package). I love a good 
cigar and have one 

That doesn't mean 
that if I get cancer or 
something that I should 
sue the tobacco industry. 
I knew the risks and I 
made a choice, so I will 
live with what life gives 

Everyday, we make 
decisions and whether 
they are right or wrong, 
we have to live with the 
consequences. But, a lot 
of people just do not see 
it that way. 

I mean, the jury 
actually AGREED with 
this idiot. Where will it 
all end? If I choose not 
to go to class, I must 
accept responsibility for 
what could happen. 

I can not sue the 
school for not giving me 
an adequate education. 
If another car runs in to 
me, I will just sue the car 
company because surely 
the other driver had 
nothing to do with it. 


Devil's Advocate 

If my cholesterol 
level is high, I will just 
sue McDonald's for 
coming out with the 
super-size Homestyle 
Burger meal or better 
yet, the meat industry for 
suppling the meat. Can 
we see what utterly 
idiotic nonsense this isl 
Take responsibility for 
your actions and stop 
trying to place the blame 
on someone else! 

Shawn T. 

A few weeks ago, the 
government of Louisiana 
finally took a necessary 
step toward making 
schools a better place to 
get an education and 
learn about the reality of 

The Louisiana 
Legislature passed a bill 
that would require all 
children in kindergarten 
through fifth grade to 
address their teacher as 
ma'am or sir. Gov. Mike 
Foster later signed that 
bill into law. 

The law makes it 
mandatory that all 
children use ma'am or 
sir, but leaves the 
punishment for not 
doing so up to the 
individual school board. 
It does, however, rule out 
the use of suspension as 

This law will 
educate children on how 
they will be expected to 
address older people all 
their lives. 

Some would argue 
that this law is pointless 
because these things 
should be taught to 
children at home, not in 
school. They would also 
argue that it is not the 
school's or the teacher's 
responsibility to educate 
the young people of this 
country on manners. 

I am in complete 
agreement. These very 
same people, however, 
would argue that it is 
necessary to teach sex 

education in school and 
leave out abstinence 
because it is a moral 

The fact is that if 
parents will not even 
educate their children 
about the reproductive 
system, they are 
probably not going to 
teach them about 
manners. In today's 
world teachers can be 
expected to teach a child 
who does not belong to 
them about the most 
sacred thing that can 
happen between a 
woman and a man. It 
should, therefore, seem 
logical that they can be 
expected to send a child 
to the office for not 
saying ma'am or sir. 

I believe this to be a 
wonderful law. It has 
been proven time and 
again that if a child is 
taught something early 
on in life that it will stick 
with him forever. 

Children are very 
impressionable at a 
young age. That is why 
teaching them a 
fundamental courtesy 
rule like saving ma'am 
or sir at an early age and 
in the confines of a 
school will work so well. 
Children will learn to 
address their elders with 
respect and take what 
they have learned 
through school, college 
and into the working 

Just two weeks ago I proudly sung praises for Governor Fosters influence on 
the helmet law. Now, I regretfully say that for every step forward the helmet law 
made for the people's right to govern themselves, the Governor's 'Yes ma'am, No 
ma'am' law has taken two back. 

In a time when the country desperately attempts to save the young people of 
this country from self destruction his intentions seem admirable. Yet, the long 
term effects of this law may be more damaging than any of Hollywood's violent 
movies or the internet's destructive sites. 

Respect, which is the chief goal of this legislation, is something earned not 
mandated much as trust, love or friendship. I have no doubts about the effects of 
the legislation in the beginning. Children will obey because they are 
impressionable and still learning many of their social skills and roles. 
Unfortunately, these same children will grow up with the burning question that 
you and I and everyone before us has asked.. .Why? 

At some time in your life you have questioned something whether it was a 
law, a property of mathematics or the reason behind the sky being blue. What 
will happen when these kids look back and see what their government imposed 
on them and ask why? 

Even more damaging is the realization that we will soon have generations of 
children who think that respect is something delegated to you by a higher 
authority. Millions of kids will grow up and strike out into the workplace and 
wait for their boss to give them the right to be respected. 

The most disheartening is the fact that teachers will have even more 
paperwork to do. How much more crap will teachers have to do before they are 
allowed to teach? 

Also, what kind of teacher has to have a law to get a third grader to say yes 
ma'am? Are we going to turn over the teacher's responsibility of controlling the 
classroom to the government now? 

Across the page, Jay brings up the subject of sex ed. Sexual education is a 
legitimate course because it focuses on biological issues. It seemed only natural 
to watch videos on human mating and reproduction after my biology teacher 
showed me the mating habits of such creatures ranging from ladybugs to hippos. 

Jay this is a fallacy and has nothing to do with respect. 

Next all children will have to get identical haircuts, wear uniforms and 
salute the teacher like little Nazi SS troops! 

Some may mistake this legislation for a conservative initiative but it is goes 
against traditional conservative attitudes of limiting governmental influence in 
the people's lives. Unfortunately, this was a liberal wolf in a conservative 
sheepskin which drew many people into approving it so that we do not 
experience our own school shooting. 

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Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

July 20, 1999 


Page 7 

McConathy gets fresh start 

Sports Information 

There's a lot that's 
familiar about the 1999- 
2000 basketball season 
for Northwestern State. 

Start with the fact that 
every player who 
finished last season with 
the Demons is back for 
this year. Northwestern 
exceeded expectations in 
1998-99, a rebuilding 
year with five new 
starters, by going 8-10 
in ■ the Southland 
Conference and 11-14 

Then look over at the 
bench and new coach 
Mike McConathy, whose 
lineage ties the Demons 
of the new millennium 
with the glory days of 
the program almost 50 
years ago. McConathy's 
father Johnny was an 
Ail-American forward 
for the Demons in 1952, 
in a decade when 
Northwestern pasted 
LSU by 30 points, beat 
BYU and Arkansas and 
averaged 19 wins a 

It's not quite a 
"Return to Camelot," but 
it's as close as 
Northwestern basketball 
will get. McConathy's 
mind-boggling coaching 
record in 16 seasons at 
Bossier Parish (La.) 
Community College, 
where his last seven 
teams won 23 games or 
more, bodes well for his 
determination to restore 
the Demons to their 
status in his father's day. 
McConathy, a high- 
scoring guard himself in 
the late 1970s at rival 

Louisiana Tech, will 
step up the tempo and 
back off the intensity 
level from previous 
coach J.D. Barnett. Top 
guns should be 
6-3 senior swingman 
Richard Taylor (25 
points, 8 rebounds, 5 
steals vs. Oklahoma 
State), who missed all or 
parts of 12 games with 
an ankle injury last year 
but still averaged 11.8 
points per game; 6-2 
junior guard Alann Polk, 
a career 39-percen( 3- 

point shooter who led 
the team with 12.3 
points per game; 6-6 
junior Will Burks (8.3 
ppg, 6.8 rpg), who 
averaged a double- 
double in a nine-game 
mid-season stretch; and 
6-2 sophomore Ryan 
Duplessis (9.6 ppg), the 
highest scoring Demon 
freshman in a decade. 

The Demons lack size 
and bulk, but they can 
rely on quickness and 
athleticism. This same 
group is the team that 
ended the eight-game 
SLC win streak by a 
much bigger and talent- 
ladened Northeast 
Louisiana squad last 
season, along with 
handing Lamar a 19- 
point pasting and 
splitting games with SLC 
champ Southwest Texas. 

Northwestern is 
unlikely to overwhelm 
any of its SLC foes, but 
has shown the ability to 
beat any of them. 

News Bureau 

Richard Taylor will be one of 
many basketball player 
returning for NSU. 

Dejute resigns as vball coach 

Onikeku moved to head coach 

Sports Information 

Northwestern State 
head coach Mary Dejute, 
who has coached the 
Demon volleyball team 
since 1996, announced 
her resignation in order 
to take a head coaching 
position at Heidelberg 
College, a Division III 
school in Tiffin. Ohio. 

Newly hired assistant 
coach James Onikeku 

will take over as interim 
head coach and >vill 
coach the Demons 
during the 1999 season. 
In her three seasons at 
NSU, Dejute, a native of 
Toledo, Ohio, compiled 
an overall record of 19- 

Prior to 
Northwestern, she 
coached four seasons at 
Mercer University, 
compiling an overall 
mark of 52-93. 

"We appreciate the 
effort she put forth 
during her years at 
NSU,'^ Northwestern 
State athletic director 
Greg Burke said. "Mary 
has a great opportunity, 
returning home to Ohio 
and continuing to coach 
at the collegiate level." 
"We enjoyed working 
with Mary the past three 
seasons and wish her 
much success in her new 

Onikeku will be 
making his head 
coaching debut this 
season at Northwestern. 
He has held two assistant 
coaching positions prior 
to coming to NSU. 

From 1989-1994, he 
served as an assistant at 
his alma mater 
Tennessee Temple 
University. He graduated 
in 1990 at TTU with a 
bachelor's degree in 
general Business 

administration. At the 
end of the 1 994 season, 
he moved to the 
University of Tennessee 
at Chattanooga. He 
served as an assistant at 
UTC from 1994-98, 
while earning a master's 
degree in administration 
and supervision. 

Originally from of 
Lagos, Nigeria, Onikeku 
has lived in the United 
States since 1985. 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Page 8 

July 20, 1999 

Demons have bragging rights 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Do any Northwestern 
State Demon fan feel like 
they don't have anything 
to brag about? Here is 
list of just some of the 

During the spring of 
1999, The Demons saw 
their athlete shine 
among their competitors 
in the Southland 
Conference and the 

Like the football 
team, The women's 
softball team defend 
their conference title, 
despite losing their MVP 
and top pitcher. The 
Demon brought the title 
back to Natchitoches 
within a week of the 
Southland Conference 

The baseball team 
turned some heads, 
beating in-state rival 

LSU and UCLA. 
Northwestern State 
remained a half 
game away from 
winning the their 
seventh SLC title, 
putting them in 

Senior shortstop 
Ryan Anholt picked 
the most preticious 
award, A GTE 
Academic All- 
Nomination for 
Division L 

The men's track 
team pulled off an 
upset, edging out 
Sam Houston State 
125-122.5, earning 
a Southlanc 
Conference title. 

Nine Demons 
track and field 
athletes reached 
NCAA qualifying 
standard and four 
were invited to Boise, 
because their 
performances ranked 

1999 Demon Spring 

Conference championships in 
men's track and softball. 

A GTE Academic All-America 
award winner in baseball. 

Four individual qualifiers for 
the NCAA Outdoor Track and 
Field Championships. 

An NCAA track and field All- 
America honor. 

Three football players chosen in 
the NFL Draft. 

Baseball wins over UCLA and 

A USA Junior National 
Champion track and field 

A USA Outdoor Track and 
Field Championship titlist. 

An Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar- 
Athlete Award for a women's 
track athlete. 

among the top 20 
athletes nationally. 
Topping that list was 
senior Kenta Bell, who 
ranked second in the 
long jump and fourth 
in the triple jump. 

Bell also received Ail- 
American honors with 
an eighth -place triple 
jump at Idaho. He later 
place fourth in the 
triple jump at the USA 
Outdoor Nationals, 
won by former athlete 
LaMark Carter, the 
leading jumping 
contender for the US 
Olympic 200 Games. 

For the women's 
track team junior 
hurdler Lakeisha 
Henderson was among 
40 women honored 
around the nation as 
an Arthur Ashe Jr. 
Scholar Athlete in her 
sport by "Black Issues 
in Higher Education" 

Also picking up Ail- 

American honor was 
center William 
Broussard. Broussard a 
Scholars' College 
student and Rhodes 
Scholar candidate, was 
recognized by New Man 
Magazine as "2 1 Heroes 
for the 21st Century." 

Perhaps the great 
news came when 
Northwestern State had 
three pick in the NFL 

Senior Cornerback 
standout, Jermaine 
Jones, a Buck Buchanan 
award candidate, went 
in the fourth round to 
the New York Jets. 

Safety Kenny Wright 
was picked in the fourth 
by the Minnesota Viking 
and defensive lineman 
Robert Daniel ;eft for the 
Carolina Panthers in the 


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Tuesday August 31, 1999 

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ents fight long lines and tired feet as they endure fee payment last week in Prather Coliseum. 

Adult novelty shop stirs 
controversy in Natchitoches 

Jay Lyles 
Staff Reporter 

In recent months the 
Natchitoches City Council has 
xen faced with controversy 
iurrounding two businesses in 

Natural Mistik #1 and 
Natural MistiK #2, a tatoo shop" 
ind a sex toy dealership respec- 
ively, are the two businesses at 
he center of attention. 

The two stores are located 
>n Highway 1 South across from 
iVendys and Christ the King 
.utheran Church. 

Because the location of 
hese stores is in an area of town 
hat is highly travelled by 
eenagers, many citizens have 
>egun to question whether or 
lot businesses that deal in such 

materials should be allowed to 
operate within the Natchitoches 
city limits. 

According to Mayor Joe 
Sampite, the First Amendment to 
the Constitution prevents the 
city from closing down the 
stores unless an illegal act is 
committed. Many citizens, how- 
ever, would like to see mdre' 
than that done. 

For that reason, Mayor 
Sampite admitted that Tom 
Murchison, the city attorney, is 
working on a zoning ordinance 
that would prevent the opening 
of any new businesses that deal 
in these kinds of materials from 
operating in the business dis- 
tricts of Natchitoches. 

Wayne McCullen, who is a can- 
didate for mayor, is a strong 

supporter of the ordinance. 

He said that a similar event 
occurred a few years ago with 
alcohol near churches. The 
council made it mandatory for 
the area businesses to obtain a 
Business Alcohol permit in 
order to sell alcohol. 

This permit requires a busi- 
ness to apply for the right to self 
alcohol. If approved, the sur- 
rounding residents are notified 
of its presence and a meeting is 
held for them to express their 

McCullen said that he felt a 
similar requirement for sexually 
oriented stores was a fair solu- 

"I am in favor of a move to 
regulate rather than prohibit 
these types of businesses with 
zoning laws," McCullen 

responded when asked about 
the solution to the controversy. 

He said that this is a very 
emotional issue in this town, 
and it took the city council com- 
pletely by surprise. 

The council held two meet- 
ings on the matter. According to 
McCullen, a store employee, 
barmen, was' invited to speak 
with the "massive number of 
citizens'" who turned out for the 

Currently, the Natural 
Mistik is scheduled for a grand 
opening on Sept. 1st. It will be 
the one-year anniversary of the 
store, and there are plans to 
combine the two stores at the 
Natural Mistik #2 location. 

SGA/SAB are looking forward to new year 

Josh Green 
Staff Reporter 

"Students need to know that 
tey are a part of the system and 
have a vote here at NSU," 
e w Student Government 
ssociation President Shawn 
•ornsby said. 

Hornsby is excited about the 
e w semester and has many 
teas on how to improve student 
'anticipation in, not only elected 
e nate positions, but other non- 
oting positions as well. 

"We want students to know 
W if they have any grievances 
le y can come to us. We are 
P'ng to listen to these students 
^cause they are important," 
lo msby said. 

Not every student who par- 
Not every student who par- 
spates receives praise they 
^ therefore, they are in it 

because they want to. 

"No, they are not getting 
much recognition. . . they're 
doing it because they want to be 
involved. We're looking for 
those kind of students and want 
them to know we have a place 
for them." 

Hornsby also has big plans 
in improving NSU voter- 
turnout. He said he is really 
impressed with last semester's 
count to vote for the new I.M. 
building and is ready to use his 
power as S.G.A. president to 
promote future elections. 

NSU's voter-turnout aver- 
ages from 350-600 students. 
Over 1 ,200 voters showed up at 
the booths during last semester's 

Though the dream of build- 
Though the dream of build- 
ing a new I.M. is now a reality, 
questions of what will go into 

this new complex are yet to be 

Hornsby tells the Current 
Sauce that he will gladly take 
any suggestions pertaining to 
how the new I.M. building 
should be put to use. 

"We want students to be 
proud and happy with this new 
building, and through different 
areas of student output, we'll 
make that possible." 

Another person who is 
already hard at work this 
semester is Student Activities 
Board President Paul Motleon. 

Entertaining NSU's student 
body is, as always, the S.A.B.'s 
main concern for this term says 
Motleon. He wants to make 
sure that there are more events 

throiicVinnt tht* s/~Vir>r>l war in 

throughout the school year in 
which students can take part. 
"We want to make sure that 

NSU students are entertained, 
even during the time periods 
that we're off," Montleon said. 

Plans to make a bi- 
monthly rotation to entertain 
students in residence halls are in 
the works. 

"We want students to get 
something back that they can 
physically see for the ten dollars 
that we get out of the student 
association fee." 

The Student Government 
Association is located in room 
222 of the student union and 
holds its weekly meetings 
Wednesday at 7pm. The 
Student Activities Board offices 
are located right across the hall 
in room 234 and is now accept- 
ing applications to fill its pOSi- 
Hnnc frur tViic f^rrn 

tions for this term. 

freshman enrollment up in fall 

Raymond Williams 
Staff Reporter 

Although administrators 
° ul d not give an exact number 
' fr eshman registered for Fall 
I ] 999 until September 13, 
, ere are indications that 
nr °llment is up. 

Filled residence halls and 
L r & e numbers of student 
jj^ding this year's Freshman 
. °inection all point to an 

Cre ase in the freshman class. 
l r his projected increase can 
• attributed to factors such as 
j^Provements in 
r *hwestern's Financial Aid 
lce , a winning sports season, 

and the saturation of recruiting 
information throughout 

Jana Lucky, Director of 
Admissions and Recruiting, stat- 
ed "Everyone played a big part 
in recruiting this year". 

Not only did the Admissions 
and Recruiting Office help to 
draw students to NSU, but the 
Greeks, Baptist Student Union, 
and faculty all participating in 
encouraging students to enroll. 

Financial Aid improvements 
at NSU are also credited for 
helping to retain students as 
well as gain new ones. Some of 
these improvements include 
several computers on which stu- 

dents can apply for Financial 
Aid, eliminating some paper 
work. Also, more Financial Aid 
counselors have been hired to 
help students face to face. 

TOPS has also been thought 
of as a tool in drawing more stu- 
dents to NSU. On the contrary, 
Ina Agnew, Director of 
Enrollment Services, stated 
"TOPS only helps to level the 
playing field". 

NSU has been promoting 
the fact that 87% of its degree 
programs are accredited and 
that number is expected to 
increase soon. 

"Students are intelligent 
enough to pursue degrees at 

institutions whose degrees are 
accredited," continued Agnew. 

In an effort to avoid stu- 
dents getting homesick, the 
Student Activity Board (SAB) has 
planned many activities to help 
get all students involved on 

The projected increase is 
believed to help create a 
stronger school spirit and to 
push NSU and the Natchitoches 
community forward in a posi- 
tive way. 

However, "There will be 
growing pains..." stated Lucky.i 

Columns parking to 
remain a problem 

Joni Naquin 
Staff Reporter 

Parking in the University 
Columns will be tight again, at 
least for another semester. 

The new parking lot, to be 
located at the bottom of Greek 
Hill, was supposed to be fin- 
ished at the start of this semes- 
ter and would have brought 
relief to the parking problem in 
the University Columns. 
However, work has not even 
been started on the parking lot. 

The construction of this 
parking lot will begin as soon as 
the paperwork is finished, 
according to columns manage- 

"What we are in the 
process of doing is updating the 
paperwork with all of the lend- 
ing agents," Managing Director 
of University Columns, Aaron 
Babcock said. "The University 
Columns has to amend all of 
the leases and the financial doc- 
uments to include the new 
parking lot." The process takes 
time and the lawyers for the 
University Columns are cur- 
rently working on. Just how 
long this process will take is not 

Babcock said the new park- 
ing lot will begin construction a 

few weeks after the paperwork 
is finished. He is hoping the lot 
will be finished by the Spring 
semester, but is unable to give a 
definite rime. 

"The parking lot is needed, 
it's desperately needed," 
Babcock said. 

This delay leaves the 
columns with tight parking for 
residents and no guest parking 
for another semester. Higher 
occupancy in the University 
Columns this semester leaves 
the columns about 70 parking 
spaces short. The addition of 
the new parking lot will allow 
at least 100 more new spaces 
and will allow guests to park 
within the vicinity. 

Currently, the University 
Columns reserves the right to 
tow vehicles that do not have a 
permit to park in the lot. "We 
will try to avoid that, but the 
only way to ensure they are not 
towed is they should not park 
within the fenced area of the 
Columns," Babcock said 

After the lot is finished, 
Columns residents will only be 
allowed to park within the 
Columns lots and will no longer 
be allowed to park in the lower 
Sabine lot and Caldwell lot as 
the policy stands now. 

honored as 21st 
Century hero 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Staff Reporter 

New Man magazine, a 
national Christian publication, 
recently named 
the University's 
Broussard one of 
its 21 Heroes of 
the 21st 

Broussard, a 
senior english 
major in the 
College, is the 
starting center 
for the Demon 
football team 
and the only 
athlete named 
by the 

"From day 
one William has 
been a leader," 
Head Football 
Coach Sam 

Goodwin said. 
"Whatever he can do to help his 
fellow man and his football 
team, that is what William has 
tried to do. He is not caught up 
in his own little world of what 
he can do for himself, but what 
he can do for others." 

After walking onto the team 
without a scholarship, 
Broussard was one of the few 
freshmen to receive playing 
time. Since then, he has earned 
a starting position. 

New Man selected its 
heroes based upon their ability 
to affect the future. 

"He has set a good example 
for our guys [the football team] 
in the classroom and in the stu- 
dent body," Goodwin said. "I'm 
extremely proud. Obviously, 
you can't take too much credit 
for it, but it reflects on our pro- 
gram. It shows the type of men 
we would like to have up and 

down our program." 

New Man named artists, 
musicians and scholars, but 
Broussard was the only 
athlete named. 

"I was 
in real good 
some people 
doing some 
really awe- 
some things," 
said. "I'm just 
one of many 
people doing 
really good." 

defies the 
stereotype of a 
football player. 

"It [the 
article) shows 
that football 
players aren't 
just dumb 
said. "You're 
more apt to 
hear of athletes being suspend- 

Broussard intends to use his 
position as an athlete to be a 
positive role model to all of his 
young fans. 

Broussard currently serves as 
president of the University 
chapter of the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes and worked 
over the summer as a Freshmen 
Connector. In addition, he is 
applying to be a Rhodes Scholar. 

Gerald Long, director of 
FCA at NSU, recommended 
Broussard to New Man. 

In October, Victory, the 
national magazine for FCA, will 
publish another article focusing 
solely on Broussard. 

"I think that he has done a 
lot more for us than we have 
done for him," Goodwin 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Broussard, an All-American for 
the Demon football team, has 
received a high honor from a 
national publication. 



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The Current Sauce 

August 31, 1999 


One dead, three 
injured after accident 
in Campti 

A Coushatta man is dead 
and three are injured after a 
one-vehicle accident Sunday 
morning. David Brisker, 20, of 
Coushatta died Sunday in the 
Natchitoches Parish Hospital 
from injuries stemming from a 
one -vehicle accident on La. 
Highway 486, known as the 
Campti Cut-off. 

The driver of the vehicle, 
Jonathan Young, 20, of 
Coushatta, was headed south- 
hound on La. 486 when he 
ed another vehicle, 
returned to his lane and drove 
onto the shoulder and grass, 
State Police said. 

The driver then over-cor- 
rected his vehicle, causing it to 
rotate and slide. The vehicle 
overturned at Waddle 
Koadand and became airborne 
then rolled, ejecting three out 
of four passengers. 

All four passengers were 
transported to Natchitoches 
Parish Hospital, police said. 

Young and passengers 
Randell Nash, 17, Robert 
Demery, 19, all of Coushatta 
were listed in serious condi- 

As of Monday, two people 
had been discharged from the 
hospital, and one was trans- 
ferred to LSU Medical Center 
in Shreveport, said Pat 
Thomas, vice president of 
patient care services for 
Natchitoches Parish Hospital. 

It is not known which 
patient was transferred to the 
Shreveport Hospital. 

Officials said none of the 
passengers were wearing seat 

The driver was issued a 
citation for careless operation 
of a vehicle. Other citations 
are possibly pending, State 
Police said. 

It is not known whether 
ilcohol was involved, but tests 
are pending. 

Dennis terrorizes 
Bahamas - Heads for 


Hurricane Dennis swept 
3ver the Bahamas on Saturday 
on its way towards Florida and 
the Carolinas. 

In preparation for the 
hurricane, 22,000 residents of 
oastal islands have been evac- 
uated and the National 
Hurricane Center has issued 
warnings for the Carolinas. 

Dennis continues to sus- 
tain winds of up to 105 mph. 
The hurricane's unusually 
arge size have caused hurri- 
cane-strength winds as far as 
85 miles and tropical storm- 
strength winds as far as 175 
miles from the center of the 

The National Hurricane 
"enter predicts that Dennis 
will turn to the northeast. If 
orrect, the east coast will be 
spared the strongest part of 
the hurricane. 

The National Hurricane 
center has classified 
Hurricane Dennis as a 
Category 2 Hurricane on a 
scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being 
the worst. 

The Ventura Strikes 

Minnesota Gov. Jesse 
Ventura blasted a newspaper 
that criticized him for return- 
ing to the ring to referee a 
recent pay-per-view event, 
claiming he was setting a bad 
example for kids by promot- 
i ng sex and violence. Ventura 
said the St. Paul Pioneer Press' 
criticism of the staged may- 
hem and scantily clad women 
was hypocritical because the 
paper runs ads for X-rated 
movies and strip clubs in its 
sports section, which children 

Gongress urges Reno 
to further investi- 
gate Waco 

After new information 
e to light surrounding the 

Texas, congressional leaders 
are insisting that Attorney 
General Janet Reno appoint an 
independent outside investiga- 
tor to look into the situation. 

After six years, the FBI 
admitted shooting potentially 
flammable cannisters of tear 
gas at the compound prior to 
its burning. 

Following the FBI admis- 
sion, a bi-partisan movement 
began to urge Reno to hire an 
independent investigator. 

Republicans remain sus- 
picious of Reno and her 
involvement, while Democrats 
questioned the FBI's involve- 

Reno previously testified 
before Congress that the FBI 
never fired any projectiles on 
the Branch Davidian com- 

Also in question is 
whether or not a military 
force was empoyed in the con- 
flict, a violation of federal law. 

Reno admitted that her 
credibility had been damaged 
by the new evidence. 

Stray animals sen- 
tenced to death in the 
gas chamber 

The Animal Care and 
Control Center of Corpus 
Christi responded recently to 
an increasing number of stray 
animals by installing a gas 
chamber for all unclaimed or 
unadopted animals. 

About 79 percent of the 
stray animals are put to sleep 
in this way each year. 

More than 14,000 dogs 
and cats were euthanized last 
year in Corpus Christi, about 
400 were adopted, almost 
1 ,000 were reclaimed by their 
owners, and 126 were trans- 
ferred to the humane society. 

Mild winters in the region 
allow more animals to mate 
and to survive causing the 
unusually high number of 

Lawsuit filed after 
death of woman in 
nursing home 

L.C. and Ray Williams 
filed a wrongful death suit 
against Gamble Guest Care 
Corporation and South Park 
Guest Care following the 
death of their mother, Zettie 
Williams, on July 10, 1998. 

Gamble Guest Care 
Corporation runs six nursing 
homes, including South Park 
Guest Care, the nursing home 
in which Mrs. Williams 

L.C. and Ray Williams 
claim that abuse and maltreat- 
ment by South Park Guest 
Care resulted in Mrs. 
Williams's death. 

L.C. Williams became sus- 
picious after bieing informed 
and observing a black eye and 
other bruises on his mother's 
body. A South Park Guest Care 
employee Odessa Hall was 
arrested in connection with 
the incident. 

The suit is pending in 
10th Judicial District Court. 

Additional funding 
goes to increasing 
security in schools 

With help from federal 
funding, Avoyelles Parish 
school officials increased 
security throughout the 
parish. Bunkie High School is 
the first of six schools in the 
parish to increase their securi- 
ty measures. 

Students were randomly 
chosen to be checked by a 
hand-held metal detector, 
have their bags searched, and 
be inspected for the proper 
uniform requirements and 
school i.d. 

For Rent 

2 Rooms, 1 Bath 
Microwave, Refrigerator, TV 
Kitchen Privilege 

Seard named new coach 1 ™ 

Stephanie Danby 
Staff Reporter 

He has shed sweat and tears 
with them, but he has never had 
the opportunity to coach them 
. . . until now. 

David Seard, former crew 
team member, was officially 
named the crew team's new 
head coach this summer. 

With eight years of rowing 
experience to validate his posi- 
tion, Seard is confident that this 
will be "one of the best years 
we've ever had." 

Seard made his rowing 
debut in the New York Athletic 
Club. From there, he rowed for 
three years with the Key 
Biscayne Rowing Club at the 
University of Miami and has 

spent the past five years rowing 
with NSU's team under the 
coaching of Calvin Cupp, for- 
mer head coach of the crew 

"I have had the opportunity 
to experience all types of racing 
and all types of coaching styles," 
Seard said. "This is the first year 
that I'll be able to implement my 
style of coaching and hopefully 
instill in other people the pas- 
sion that I have for this sport." 

Seard's coaching style 
includes furthering the work 
effort of the crew team, improv- 
ing the team's conditioning and 
incorporating more aerobic and 
anaerobic exercises into the 
team's practice sessions. 

"What you do in practice is 
how you're going to race," Seard 

Argus available this week 

Greg Gelpi 
Staff Reporter 

The 98-99 edition of the 
Argus, the University's art 
and literary magazine, will 
be distributed beginning 
this week. 

All students who were 
full time last semester are 
eligible to pick-up a copy of 
Argus in the Writing Center 
located on the third floor of 
Kyser Hall or in the Student 

Argus contains 
University students' original 
artwork, poetrv, short sto- 
ries, and scholarly essays. 

"It will include winning 
submissions from last year," 
Wayne Burris, the editor of 
Argus, said. 

Burris hopes to complete 
the '99-'00 edition of Argus 
in the spring . 

Although a deadline has 
yet to be set for this year's 

edition, submissions will be 
accepted throughout the 

"Winning pieces are 
guaranteed publication," 
Burris said. 

In addition to winning 
submissions, the Argus will 
publish other notable 

Any student who sub- 
mitted artwork to Argus in 
the past, but failed to pick- 
up the artwork should 
conatct the Argus. 

The Media Board 
appointed Burris to the edi- 
torial position in April. 

A student self-assessed 
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cars giue it to you. 
Look both UJays before 
crossing the street. 

Student Gouernment 

said. "This year, we're going to 
concentrate on the team's con- 
ditioning and their goals and 
expectations of me and my goals 
and expectations of them. 
Hopefully, this will be a smooth 
transition for the team from 
Coach Cupp to myself." 

"It's going to be a very 
interesting experience having to 
listen to him as a coach after 
rowing with him in previous 
years," Yanna Frost, senior crew 
team member, said. "He has 
good ideas and goals. If every- 
thing works out, I think he'll be 
a good asset to the rowing team 
as a first-year coach." 

Aside from the goals set for 
the team, Seard has set goals for 
himself as well. 

Seard plans to convert the 


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University E-Mail and internet 
connections improve for the fa 

Ericca Reynolds 
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New and improved internet 
access and e-mail is coming 
soon to NSU students. 

The new alpha system that 
is in the process of being creat- 
ed for the students will actually 
be a bigger system than the one 
NSU is currently operating on. 

"We are in the process of 
pulling the mail system off of 
our alpha and putting it on a 
separate alpha and increasing 
the number of phone lines com- 
ing in," said Dr. Anthony 
Scheffler, Director of Computer 

Presently, there are 52 dial 
up lines that faculty, staff and 
students share. Once the new 
alpha system is put into 
progress, there will be a total of 
89 dial up lines only for NSU 

Also, with this new alpha 
system, NSU students will no 
longer be using the PINE system 
which means students will not 
have to remember a username 
and password. 

"Students will be off of the 
administrative system. They 
will be able to use Microsoft 
Outlook and Netscape and 
things like that which will be 
easier to send or receive attach- 

ments, pictures and d< 
ments," said Deron Thax 
Systems Administrator. 

With the current sys 
NSU students have had pi 
lems getting on-line to c! 
their e-mail because of the 
ited number of modems 
solve this problem, forty 
tional modems have 

Not only will student 
able to get on-line, but they 
be able to get on-line quids 

"Using the current sy 
a student can connect at 
and with the new system, a 
dent will be able to conntf 
56k," said Thaxton. 

Also, with the new 
system, students will have < 
webspace to store e-mails, v 
pages, etc. 

According to Scheffler 
Thaxton, the date of availa' 
of the new alpha system is 

Instructions on how 1 
the new system will be - 
available to all NSU stuJ 
before the new alpha is pU ( 

Once the new alpl 1 ' 
available, those who have i) 
tions can call the student 
desk at 6696 or the Com! 1 
Center at 5594. 



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The Current Sauce 

Freshman writer takes a 
^Vjlook at the new IM building 

Kim Guillot 
Staff Reporter 

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ing to be encompassing the 




old one. The outer structure is 
going to be kept the same in 
keeping with the older look of 
NSU. But what is inside will be 
everything but old. All new and 
updated cardiovascular work- 
out equipment (tread mills, stair 
masters, etc.) will be added as 
well as four new racquetball 
courts. The workout area will be 
expanded from 8,000 to 10,000 
sq. ft. and Aerobics will be in a 
separate room so you can get 
those buns of steel in semi pri- 
vacy. If that's not enough to get 
excited for, there will also be an 
indoor jogging/walking track, 
bleachers, concessions, and a 
steam room/ sauna is being pro- 
posed as well. 

Why was there a need for a 
new intramural building? 
According to Mr. Mark 
Deshotel, "It's just not up to 
other schools' standards". Mr. 
Deshotel says that there are 
many problems with it. It was 
built in 1939 so the only air 
conditioning are those provided 

by window units in offices. He 
also feels that it would be good 
for Northwestern recruiting. 
Director of NSU's physical plant 
is also excited about it. He says, 
"The new IM building is sure to 
become a focal point at NSU. It's 
a tremendous addition and will 
be a place where students will 
want to spend their leisure 

Many of the ideas were 
retrieved from NSU's students. 
They were asked what they felt 
the IM building should have so 
in the planning of it their ideas 
were accommodated. Most stu- 
dents are looking forward to it 
but some feel it was a waste and 
merely an addition to tuition 
payment. However, Mr. 
Deshotel feels that students will 
be much more excited when 
they see the finished product. 

So Demons go ahead and 
make excuses to not workout 
now and lag along with 1 5 extra 
pounds, but in a few more 
months there will be no excuses. 

Student Government 

Intent to file forms can be found in the SGA 
office Wednesday afternoon 
Room 221 Student Union. 
Call 357-4501 for more information. 




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Attention Facultv/Sta ff/Students: The NSU Bulletin Board is up and running for the 
Fail Semester on Channel 22. If your organization has an announcement that you wish to air, call 
357-4425 to request a form to be faxed to you, or come by the Journalism Department office, locat- 
ed in Room 103 of Kyser Hall and pick up a form. 

MMl Lunch Encounter at the BSU will be on Thursday from 1 1:30 
home cooked meal for only a dollar. 

12:30. Come have a 

Student Acitiyities Board : The Student Activities Board is accepting applications for 
representatives until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3. 

Pool Hours for Nesom Natatnrin™- 

Morning Hours 

Monday - Friday 
7:00 - 9:00 AM 
Evening Hours 

Monday - Friday 
6:00 - 9:00 PM 

When Rec Complex closes, we will start opening on Friday nights and weekends - probably mid- 
September! When the scuba class gets underway, Wednesday night will no longer be available for 
rec swimming. 

Students - you must present your identification before swimming. Rules are posted at sign-in area. 
Use the door at the street. If you need ramps into dressing rooms, please call 4140 & we will make 
them available to youf We have had problems with leaving locker room doors open so are keeping 
them locked for the safety/security of your personal items. 

Faculty/Staff - we are requesting that you complete a membership application so that we have some 
way of identifying you and/or your family members. We have new guards this year that may not be 
familiar with youl Thanks for your cooperation! 

Counseling and Career Services: All students who are interested in locating off-cam- 
pus, part-time employment may come by Student Union 305 and schedule an appointment with the 
Counseling and Career Services Office. Our office will assist you with the development of your 
resume, interviewing skills, and eventual placement into the business community. For more infor- 
mation, call 357-5621. 

NSU Crew: A n informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 2, 1999 at 7:00 
pm in the Cane River Room of the Student Union. Come see what we're all about! Bring a friend! 
For more information about the NSU Crew, call Coach Seard at 357-592 1 . 

Tailgating: Alumni, family and friends of Northwestern State University are invited to 
kick off the 1999 football season at a tailgate party prior to the NSU-Southern game in Baton Rouge 
this Saturday. The NSU Alumni Association and Athletic Association are sponsoring the hospitality 
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One business new to Natchitoches, Magees Patio Cafe, has an outdoor covered eating area and a drive- 
jthru. The cafe is opened until 10 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends. 

Your Guide 

to Natchitoches' 
New Businesses 

Mariann Noonan 
Features Reporter 

Welcome back to 
Natchitoches, NSU students. For 
those that stuck around all 
summer during the construc- 
tion . . . sorry. 

While you're trying to get 
back into the swing of classes, 
don't forget to check out some 
of the new businesses that have 
popped up around town. 

Remember how pumped 
we were when Albertson's 
opened last spring? No more 
treks to Wal-Mart for cokes 
and Ramen Noodles. Get ready, 
that was just the beginning. 
Students now have another 
option for 
dining out 
with the 
new Pizza 
Inn in the 


Newman thinks Pizza Inn will 
be a good addition and is ready 
for it to open. 

Fisher's Sporting Goods has 
been around, but has relocated 
from Second Street to College 
Avenue next to Campus Corner. 
Owner Romulus Roquemore 

don't fret 
w hen you 

Corner no longer carries your 

Senior Marcus King, a 
"'ember of Alpha Phi Alpha 
Maternity, says Fisher's has 
added to what Campus Corner 
off ered for Greeks. 

The sporting goods store 
als o print T-shirts for any 
Organization and sells 

Next door to Fisher's is 
pother business new to 
Iptchitoches, Quest Collectibles 

Owner Allen Tinsley 
°Pened his third location here 
^° weeks ago and bought 

a mpus Corner's inventory of 
c °mic books. 

packs at 
a 15% 

discount, offers a Comic Saver 
Account for collectors at a 15% 
discount, and carries Beanie 

Lee Woskom, owner of 
Campus Corner, said he decid- 
ed to sell his Greek and comic 
book inventories in order to 
make room for textbooks, cloth- 
ing and a "remainder" book 
department, which arrives in 
October. This will be a section 
with discounted books, the first 
of its kind in Natchitoches. 

Students have probably also 
noticed that Magee's Patio Cafe 
is finally open across from 
Varnado Hall on College 
Avenue. They serve breakfast, 
baked pota- 
toes, hand- 
shrimp and 
oysters, Blue 
Bell ice 
cream, and 
a number of 

price for a 
combo is $3.99, which could be 
a little steep for most college 
budgets, but Sophomore Aleshia 
Wilson said the food was good. 

Owner George Cellcs, who 
also owns the Cotton Patch, 
plans to extend the hours for 
late-night customers if he gets 
a good response from students. 
Magee's is presently open until 
10 p.m. on weekdays and mid- 
night on 
Friday and 

On the 
other side 
of town, at 

Keyser, the 
Shop Rite 
gas station 
and con- 
store has 

in business for two weeks. Shop 
Rite is open 24 hours. They 

boast a Bourbon Street Deli, 
which serves po-boys, seafood,, 
biscuits, and desserts. 

Senior Greg O'Quinn finds 
it very convenient because it is 
close to campus and is always 

Top Dog Audio is a new 
locally owned business in the 
Cane River Shopping Center on 
the strip. They carry custom car 
stereo systems, including 
Autotek sub-woofers and amps. 

Owner Carey Ethridge says 
he has already installed systems 
for several NSU students and 
has the 
ment to 
put plen- 
ty of 

in your 

Freshman transfer stu- 
dent Brian Small says they have 
a great selection of stereos and 
equalizers and are the "cheap- 
est in town." 

Imagination Video, also in 
the Cane River Shopping 
Center, has a new look under 
new manager Shannon 
Williams. They now have 

arcade games and air hockey, 
as well as cheap rentals. New 
releases are $ 1 . 1 8 each day, 
and older movies are only $.59 
each day. Their selection is lim- 
ited, but for your "favorites," it 
beats $2.99 at Blockbuster. 

Natchitoches is seeing its 
share of new technological 
companies as well with a 
Century Tel on Keyser Avenue 
and NeoCom Technologies on 
Jefferson Street. Both Century 
Tel and NeoCom sell cellular 
phones and offer Internet serv- 
ices. Century Tel also sells 
pagers, and NeoCom custom 
makes computers. Several 
other businesses have shown up 
across town, so it seems 
Natchitoches is moving up in 
the world. Check it out, NSU. 

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Freshmen discover the horror of fee payment during their first week atNSU 

Kim Sayer 
Features Reporter 

It's that time of the year 
again when the students of NSU 
register and pay fees for the Fall 
1999 semester. For new stu- 
dents and freshman though, 
this procedure was a new expe- 
rience in itself. 

Due to the record high 
attendance at NSU this year, 
many students found them- 
selves waiting in the long, hot 
and crowded lines in the lobby 

of Prather Coliseum. Many 
students spent several hours 
seated in the coliseum because 
of the long lines and many 

Business Affairs worker, 
Pam Cook said, "It's hard to say 
right now exactly how many 
more students there are from 
last year until we get an official 
count, but that could very well 
be the cause of the long lines." 

"The line that I stood in 
was so long," Keisha Morris, 
freshman social work major, 
said. "Something should have 

been done about that." 

Registration and fee pay- 
ment started on Aug. 23 and 
ended on Aug. 27. Students 
who waited until Friday paid a 
late fee of $50. 

Fee payment was not with- 
out a few problems. Late 
Thursday afternoon, the i.d. 
printer crashed causing stu- 
dents to return Friday to pick 
up their i.d.'s. 

Students who pre-regis- 
tered during Freshman 
Connection said they went 
through fee payment lines 

much quicker than those who 
did not attend Freshman 

"Freshman Connection 
turned out to be a good thing 
for me," said freshman 
Stephanie Verwyvelt. "I didn't 
have to go through the hassle 
and stand in the long, hot lines 
that everyone else did." 

During registration and fee 
payment, students paid all 
tuition, housing, and meal plan 
fees. Students also had the 
opportunity to purchase park- 
ing stickers and take student ID 


Students also complained at 
the new parking permit proce- 
dures. Beginning this semester, 
students needed vehicle insur- 
ance before receiving a parking 

Freshman Katie Younger, a 
hospitality, management and 
tourism major, said, "After 
waiting in that long line and 
going all the way through the 
checkout line, I had to go all the 
way back just for a parking 

Students also had the 

chance to apply for student 
loans and check on the status o 
their scholarships. 

"I stood in line for three 
hours," Tara Anderson, fresh- 
man pre-veterinarian medici^ 
major, said. "I thought it was 
going to be much quicker and 
easier than it actually was. 
Instead, it turned out to be suq 
a pain." 

Many students agree, fee 
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Welcome back to all return- 
ing faculty, staff, and students to 
a new semester that is sure to be 
filled with excitement and many 
challenges. To all of our new 
students and first-time fresh- 
wan, I say welcome to our cam- 
Pus and the City of 
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>n the name of our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ, for this is the 
day that the Lord has made and 
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kn't the number of people on 
campus quite large this fall? 
Indeed it is because it took me 
20 minutes to drive from Keyser 
^ Hall to Russell Hall on the first 
of class. Cars, students, and 
"lore cars everywhere you look! 
New faces, old faces, familiar 
friends and even people from 
ot her countries all are assem- 
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01 all these thousands of people, 
how many of us have truly 
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jf °P' e have pursued everything 
at is only for a season but have 

forgotten to seek after those 
things that are eternal. In 
Matthews 16:24-26, Jesus 
spoke these words saying, "If 
any man will come after me, let 
him deny himself, and take up 
his cross, and follow me. For 
whosoever will save his life shall 
lose it: and whosoever will lose 
his life for my sake shall find it. 
For what is a man profited, if he 
shall gain 
t h e 
and lose 
his own 
soul? or 
shall a 
man give 
i n 
for his 
soul?" I 
beg you 
not to 
your soul 
for anything or anybody! The 
most important decision you 
will ever make is to accept Jesus 
Christ into your heart. For it's in 
the presence of the Lord that 
there is the fullest of joy and in 
his presence let all your needs 
be made know. For it is He, and 
He only, that can wash you 
white as snow, justify, purge, 
purify, and glorify whosoever 
will call upon the name of the 
Lord, How do you accept Jesus 
Christ into your life? First, you 
confess your sins to God in all 
sincerity and ask for his forgive- 
ness. Then, follow Romans 
10:9, "If thou shalt confess with 

thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and 
shalt believe in thine heart that 
God hath raised him from the 
dead, thou shalt be saved." Now, 
ask him to fill you with his spir- 
it as St. John 14:16-18 speaks 
of, "And I will pray the Father, 
and he shall give you another 
Comforter, that he may abide 
with you for ever; Even the 
Spirit of truth; whom the world 
because it 
seeth him not, 
knoweth him: 
but ye know 
him; for he 
dwelleth with 
you, and shall 
be in you. I 
will not leave 
you comfort- 
less: I will 
.come to you." 
Finally, began 
church regu- 
larly, seek and follow hard after 
him to fulfill his will for your 
life. Continue to stay before him 
in prayer, study your Bibles 
daily to grow stronger in the 
knowledge of him. While you're 
maturing in his Word take 
someone along with you. Let's 
raise the standard in our lives 
and submit ourselves to Him, 
our Redeemer. Remember 
Northwestern-only what you do 
for Christ will last. This world 
will pass away soon but His 
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Former Demon track 
All-American places 

Former Demon long 
jumper and triple jumper 
Lamark Carter finished 6th in 
the triple jump at the World 
Track and Field 
Championships in Seville, 
Spain. Carter who was a four 
time AU-American in the long 
jump and triple jump when 
he competed for the Demon 
track team from 1991 to 
1993, jumped 56 feet I inch 
to finish in the sixth spot. 

The World track and 
Field Championships are 
considered next to the 
Olympics the biggest event or 
meet that a track and field 
athlete can compete in. This 
performance puts Carter iti a 
good position next year at the 
2000 Olympics in Sydney and 
he will he considered one of 
the favorites to medal in the 
triple j ump 

Cowboys have easy 
time with Broncos 

A reassuring game for 
Troy Aikman, Em mitt Smith 
and the Dallas Cowboys 
couldn't have been more 
discouraging for Bubby 
Brister and the Denver 
Broncos. Dallas first-team 
offense rebounded from three 
poor games by scoring on. 
four of their first five drives 
of what turned into a 22-12 
exhibition victory Sunday 

It was the first preseason 
win for Cowboys coach Chan 
Galley, who had been 0-8 
over two summers. The 
Cowboys, whose 0-3 
preseason start had many of 
the same offensive doldrums 
as their 2-4 skid to end last 
season, were as impressive as 
Denver was bad. 

Woods wins 


Tiger Woods made a 
clutch birdie putt on No. 
17 Sunday to capture the 
$1 million first prize at the 
NEC Invitational. Woods, 
coming off His second 
major title at the PGA 
Championship two weeks 
ago, held off a charge from 
Phil Mickeison in the final 
round. Mickeison shot a 
final -round 65, but bogeys 
on Nos. 16 and 18 caused 
his comeback bid to come 
up one stroke short. 

Liberty bounce Sting 
in Game 3 

The New York Liberty, 
behind Crystal Robinson's 18 
points, advanced to the 
WNBA finals with a 69-54 
victory over the Charlotte 
Stings on Monday night. 
Robinson was 7-for-8 from 
the field to help the Liberty 
clinch the Eastern Conference 
title in the decisive game of 
the best~of-3 series against 
the Stings. 



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Football looks to three-peat r 

Bryan Satawa 
Staff Reporter 

The fortunes of the Demon 
football program have taken off 
in the past two years, and 
because of this the fans 
expectations have risen as well. 

Losing in the NCAA I-AA 
semifinals to Massachusetts has 
not only the fans but the players 
themselves wanting more. 
(NCAA I-AA national 
championship) William 
Broussard the Demons All- 
American center echo's his 
teammates feelings. 

"When you get that close to 
a national championship and 
you can't get it done there's not 
a lot you can find to console you 
at a time like that. It really fuels 
your preparation for next 
season. Now I feel like this team 
has a championship mentality." 

They are going to need a 
championship mentality as five 
of the Demons first seven games 
are on the road. Head coach 
Sam Goodwin feels that if the 
Demons can win five of the first 
seven games the team will be in 
good shape. "It is just like last 
season we have to beat all of the 
Louisiana schools on our 
schedule in order to have a 
successful season," said 

This year the "Purple 
Swarm Defense" will be tested 
early as the Demons lose All- 
American's Jermaine Jones and 
Kenny Wright to the greener 
pastures of the NFL. The 
Demons, however, return All- 
American candidates Jake 
Michel at linebacker and Mike 

Green at defensive back. The 
defensive line must replace 
almost the entire line. 
Defensive coordinators Kevin 

The good news is that 
although the Demons defense 
may give up a lot of points early 
on in the season it might not 

Browns in the NFL and fullback 
Brian Jacquet. Quarterback 
Brad Spangler returns along 
with All Southland Football 

News Bureau 

The 1999 Demon football Season kicks off its opening season Saturday when 
they take on the Southern Jaguars. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. 

Corless and Jack Curtis will 
have their hands full as they try 
to find new starters for these 
positions on the defensive line 
as most of the players have little 
or no real game experience. 

matter, because the explosive 
offense returns eight starters 
from last years team. The only 
key losses on the offense are 
running back Ronnie Powell 
who is playing for the Cleveland 

League running back Tony 
Taylor. Spangler will be 
throwing to wideouts Nathan 
Black, Eric Granger, Chris 
Pritchett, T.J. Sutherland and 
tightend Jeromy McCullough. 

Offensive line coach Bla 

Miller feels very good about 

offensive line. "We are going j 

have some athletic veterj 

players up front this year," 

Miller. Miller thinks that w 

the addition of junior colle 

transfer Oscar Comeaux ai 

converted defensive linemMj 

Zach Rogers along with AlL r0US , 

American center WilliaJ 

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How good is the questioj i 
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Goodwin and think that if « ec i D ; ( 
Demons win five of their fii . K 
seven games they have a goc ^, por1 
chance to win not only tl " 
Southland Football League tit 
but the NCAA I-AA national tit 
as well. Look for the Demons 
finish with a 8-3 overall rccoi \ 
and 6-1 in the Southlajj »H 
Football League which will gfj M- • 
them their third straig 
conference title. If they do th 
they will be only the secoi 
team in conference history 
win three SFL titles in a row. 
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defense matures quickly ai g 0a ls th 
plays like they did last season, state D< 
The season opener is tl x \ this 
Saturday in Baton Rouge as t Aft< 
Demons face off with tl 9-2 rec 
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News Bureau 

B.J Williams gives it an all-out effort in last Thursday's scrimmage. 
Williams will be one of the many defensivee player trying to fill 8 
spots vacated by graduating seniors. 

News Bureaff 

Preseaon All-SLC tailback Tony Taylor eludes the defvense in 
Thursday's scrimmage. The Demons will open the season on the 
road against in-state rival Southern this Saturday. 


Men's cross-country 
team feels confident 
in upcoming season 

Jay Lyles 
Staff Reporter 

With fall sports on the 
way, many people are 
gearing up for football. 
While football players are 
banging each other around, 
the best distance runners in 
NSU history are preparing 
for the grueling season of 
three-mile runs. 

Junior hometown walk- 
on sensation Bobby Deramus 
and future All-American 
Kyle Thomas both see this 
season as a turning point for 
NSU's Cross-Country team. 

"We have the strongest 
team ever with lots of good 
veterans coming back," said 
Thomas. "We have a 
strenuous practice program 
that has put everyone ahead 

of where they were at last 

Another star member of 
the cross-country team, 
Chris Baker, is ready for the 

"I believe that the key to 
this team's success will be 
keeping everyone healthy," 
said Thomas of the team's 
chances to win the 

NSU took fourth in the 
standings last year and are 
favored for third place this 
year. As Baker pointed out, 
however, there have been 
many injuries in the 
preseason. Both Baker and 
Thomas have suffered 
injuries along with Todd 
Boddie, another key member 
of the team's success last 

Boddie said of his injury 
that he is fully recovered and 
ready for the season. 

"I'm fully recovered from 
the minor injuries that I 
received during the grueling 
training season, and I am 
ready for the first meet 
against SMU on the 
[September] 1 6th," he said. 

On the final note, track 
phenom Hector Andujo is 
having his best training 
season ever. 

"I feel fine, and I am 
turning out my best times 
ever," said Andujo. "I just 
hope that our fellow students 
will take the time to come out 
and see us represent NSU in 
what could be the best cross- 
country season ever." 


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it Demon center named Rhodes candidate 

Cade Brumley 
Stmt Reporter 

This fall at NSU, we are 
fortunate enough to have not 
only a man who excels on the 
gridiron, but also blazes a trail 
through life. William 
Broussard, a senior center for 
the Demons has been 
announced as a candidate as 
Rhodes Scholar. 

Rhodes Scholarships are 
awarded based on the principals 
outlined in the will of the late 
Cecil J. Rhodes, a British colonial 
pioneer and statesmen. The 
recipients of these limited 
scholarships are given the 
opportunity to further their 

Fitness and discipline key for Demon soccer 

Kaleb Breaux 
Staff Reporter 

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State Demons' Soccer team have 
set this season. 

After a somewhat better 9- 
9-2 record in 1998, the Demon 
soccer team is now under new 

Jimmy Mitchell was named 
''the Demons' head coach after 
• ^former coach Pete Watkins 
signed with Ferris State earlier 
this summer. 

With an impressive soccer 
background, Mitchell has set 
many goals for his 
inaugural season 
During his seven 
years of coaching 
soccer, Mitchell 
has a 20-4 
record at 
Belmont Abbey 
College as well 
as a NCAA 
Division II 
Elite Eight 
last fall. 

"Clearly, Jimmy 
has the ability to take a 
women's soccer program on 

studies at Oxford in England. 
Rhodes dreamed of bettering 
humankind by motivating 
future leaders. Rhodes desired 
the administrators of his will to 
seek qualities of excellence in 
young people that would 
contribute to the world's fight.. 
The will contains 4 standards by 
which prospective candidates 
are judged. 

-Literary and Scholastic 

-Fondness for and success in 

-Truth, courage, devotions of 
duty, and fellowship 
-Moral force of Character who 
leads others 

The annual authorization of 

32 Rhodes Scholars in the 
United States provides the 
largest of the National 
delegations, however, only 
supplies a minority of the total. 
Scholars from 18 other 
countries join the American 
contingent. To say that this is an 
elite group is an 

After an intense evaluation 
of each candidate the selection 
panel chooses the finalist. 
Although one is selected as a 
Rhodes Scholar, that person is 
not automatically admitted to 
the University. Oxford also has 
a rigorous evaluation of each 
individual who applies to their 
university. Once admitted to the 

University, a Rhodes Scholar will 
begin his studies in October, 
following the year after elected. 

Broussard is optimistic 
concerning his chances for this 
award but also understands that 
every candidate has strengths 
and is doing their best job to sell 

"You can be the brightest 
kid in the world but it's still a 
dark horse" says Broussard 
regarding his chances. 

Broussard knows that this is 
a great opportunity for 
recruitment to the Louisiana 
Scholars College and the 

Active in various aspects of 
Campus life, a major priority for 

Broussard is his involvement as 
the president of the NSU chapter 
of the Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes. The FCA has been 
formed to present to athletes 
and coaches and all whom they 
influence, the challenge and 
adventure of receiving Jesus 
Christ as Savior and Lord, 
serving him in their 
relationships and the fellowship 
of the church. Also, Broussard 
was recently named as "21 
Heroes for the 21st Century" by 
New Man magazine. 

Broussard attends the 
Louisiana Scholars College 
where, according to Dr. 
Cochran he is a well-rounded 
positive influence on his 

classmates. "We love William" 
were the first words out of 
Cochran's mouth. Integrity 
summed Broussard in one word 
for Cochran. His achievements 
will be a positive influence on 
the Scholars College. 

NSU head football coach 
Sam Goodwin considers 
Broussard a solid individual in 
all aspects of life. He knows 
who he is and know where he's 
going, says Goodwin . 

Ten years from now, 
Broussard plans to be finished 
with grad school and his 
doctorate. He plans to attain a 
professorship and continue his 
work with the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes. 


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the Division I level as 
demonstrated by their 
performance last year, taking 
Belmont Abbey to the Elite Eight 
in the Division II national 

Fitness and discipline are 
two of the goals that have been 
met during preseason. 

Senior Kelly Knapschafer 
feels that the team has a new 
outlook on their upcoming 
season due to the fact that the 
Lady Demons are now more 
physical than they have been in 
the past. Knapschafer now feels 
by being physically fit that the 
Lady Demons can "go 
all out" to do what it 
takes to win. 

"No one 
should be able 
to out work us," 
says Coach 
Coach Mitchell, 
when asked 
about goals, also 
stressed work 
ethic. He says 
with a good work 
ic the Lady 
. Demons will 
^ - be consistent 
for a 
conference championship. 

"We must continue to 
challenge ourselves to get to the 
next level," declares Coach 

This is very relevant in the 
1 999 schedule. Picked to finish 
third in the Southland 
Conference, the Lady Demons' 
early schedule is tough. With 
teams like the University of 
Southern Mississippi, the 
University of Arkansas-Little 
Rock, and the Tulane University; 
the Lady Demons will see where 
they stand as a team. However, 
Coach Mitchell says as long as 
he is at Northwestern the 
schedule will continue to get 

The Lady Demons have 
thirteen returning from last 
season, including sophomore 
Brittany Cargill who led the 
team in goals with thirteen last 
season. However, the Lady 
Demons have eight freshmen 
faces on the squad this season. 
Junior Stephanie O'Neil feels 
that these elite eight are a bright 
future for Northwestern soccer. 

With a new coach and a 
new attitude, the Lady Demons 
of Northwestern State are strong 
competitors for a Southland 
Conference championship. 

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Lady Demon soccer gets competitive even during practices. This year, for the 
first time, the winner of the Southland Conference Tournament will play for the 
right to go to the NCAA Soccer Tournament. 



Demon Volleyball in rebuilding state in 1999 

Rondray Hill 
Staff Reporter 

If ever the term "rebuilding 
e ar" applied to any certain 
2 am, the 1999-2000 Demon 
r °lleyball team probably best 
i{ s that mold. 

With only five players 

returning from last year's team 
and welcoming new head coach 
James Onikeku, the Demons will 
work to improve from a 5-26 
season. The majority of this 
year's preseason practices have 
been spent on letting the newer 
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"I'm pleased with where we 
are at right now as a team," said 
new head coach Onikeku. "The 
girls are working hard and 
improving each day." 

Improvement should not be 
too difficult from this team as 
last year the Demons only won 
two conference games. The 

Demons also have not reached 
the SLC tournament since 1 990. 

Stepping up for the Demons 
this year will probably be 
sophomore outside hitter Lisa 
Abner. Abner led the team last 
year in kills (229) and 2nd on 
the team in aces (22). The 
Demons added some punch over 

the offseason, bringing in two 
Junior College transfers, middle 
hitter April George and outside 
hitter Elizabeth Perez, both out 
of Florida. 

"Since they have played at the 
college level before, they just 
have to become familiar with a 
new system of coaching." 

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The Demon Volleyball team will field a more youthful team. Along with a new 
coach, the Demons only return 5 members from last year's team. 

George and Perez will join 
the five returning members 
from last years team. Including 
Abner are Missy Krause, Lori 
Dyer, Kim Hand and Jessica 
Smith. Smith and Dodd will be 
. the only two returning seniors. 

Also joining this year's 
squad are freshman middle 
hitters Jeanette Baldwin and 
Christina Stone. Stone, 5'11", 
was recruited from The 
Woodlands, TX, a highly 
recruited area for 

The Demons will start the 
season ranked 9th out of 1 1 
teams in both the preseason 
SLC coach's poll and sports 
information director's poll, 
which does not put too much 
pressure on the team. It's a spot 
that Onikeku expected but feels 
his team is better than. 

"That's kind of what I 
expected," said Onikeku. "Our 
team has a new coach and 
seven new players, so I can 
understand the selection. But 
our goal this year is to be one of 
those top six teams in 
conference and advance to the 

The Demons start the 
season with four straight road 
games, including games in the 
Troy State Invitational Sept. 3- 
4. Later in the month, the 
Demons will also square off in 
the Tulsa Tournament on the 
10 and 1 1 before playing their 
first home game September 1 7. 



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Tuesday September 7, 1999 

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Do students 
cheat on 

Raymond Williams 
Sauce Reporter 

With the growing popu- 
larity of the internet comes the 
growing business of selling 
term papers on-line. 

At websites such as "The 
research papers, book reports 
and various other works are 
sold. The prices of these 
works generally range from 
$8.95 to $1 8.95 per page. 

Most of these sites have 
"Terms of Service" agree- 
ments which forbid customers 
from using the works as their 
own, but the problem with 
that is, how will they know? 

"I know a person on the 
Dean's List who bought 
papers, edited them a little, 
and turned them in as his own 
work," said one senior student 
who wished to remain anony- 

Other students simply dis- 
liked the idea of paying for the 

Sophomore, 'Juice', said " 
I ain't paying for a paper." 

With that in mind, there 
are some websites that offer 
research papers free of 
charge. Often these sites 
require the potential user to 
submit a paper of his/her own 
in order to gain access to the 
on-line archives of free 

"Often times, cheating 
takes as much time as it would 
take to do it yourself," said 
Kristy Allen, sophomore. 

Kenny Franklin, a fresh- 
man, said "most of the people 
I know don't have computers." 

This fact, however, does 
not pose a major threat to 
those students who do choose 
to cheat. 

Alladin Jackson III, senior, 
said "there are always other 
Ways to cheat." 

One student spoke of how 
he would just take someone's 
disk in his computer class and 
copy its contents onto his hard 
drive. He would then re-copy 
it to his own disk and turn the 
Work in as his own. 

Others told of more tradi- 
tional ways of cheating 
including just peeking on 
someone else's test when the 
teacher isn't looking and 
obtaining old copies of tests 
fl nd studying them in order to 
Avoid having to go to class. 

One student claimed to 
have received a "B" in a class 
only studying old tests. He 
bragged of never attending a 
class lecture. 

The same student referred 
|° cheating as "getting ahead 
life the shortest way possi- 

However, not all students 
s hare this belief. 

Sister Francisa Ugochi, 
scphomore, said "people who 
oheat are hazards to society." 

Whether they are hazards 
01 not, people do cheat on 
e ampus. While many choose 
to cheat out of fear of 
l^ing caught or moral convic- 
^° n , others have no problems 
it and will continue to do 
lt as long as they can set away 
With it. 

, However, students should 

°f Ware of the consequences of 

^eating. Most teachers take a 

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Webb shares new year's vision 

Stephanie Danby 
Sauce Reporter 

"Go to class, study hard and 
graduate from NSU," is 
University President Randall J. 
Webb's advice to all of the stu- 
dents this year. 

Fortunately for University 
students, Webb has established a 
set of projects and ideas that 
should make following his 
advice more enjoyable for both 
students and faculty members. 

Webb's objective is to con- 
tinue promoting excellence in 
academics by gaining accredita- 
tion for all eligible degree pro- 

Although eighty-seven per- 
cent of the eligible academic 
programs have earned accredi- 
tation, efforts are still being 
made to achieve the University's 
goal of 100 percent accredita- 
tion of eligible programs by the 

year 2000. 

This year, Webb plans to 
gain accreditation for the arts 
programs, putting the University 
above 93 percent. 

The University 
intends to increase 
the electronic deliv- 
ery of courses 
through compressed 
video and the 
Internet in an 
attempt to continue 
efforts to bring high- 
er education to stu- 
dents who want it. 

"It's an interest- 
ing opportunity," 
Webb said. "The 
University has taken 
a leadership role in finding new 
and innovative ways to bring 
classes to our students. 
Harnessing the available tech- 
nology will help us reach stu- 
dents who may not be able to 

have access to higher educa- 

Currently, the University is 
seeking a line of credit for a 
fiber-optics network and tele- 
phone system 

"If we're able to 
move in those direc- 
tions, it would pro- 
vide students and 
faculty with easier 
access to our system 
and would speed-up 
Webb said. 

Along with aca- 
demics, Webb 
believes that campus 
appearance is anoth- 
er important aspect that needs to 
be upheld. 

It was for this reason that 
steps were added to the entrance 
of the A. A. Fredericks 
Auditorium to serve as an aes- 

thetic need, a functional need 
and for convenience purposes. 

According to Webb, this fall 
should complete the planning 
for the renovations of Morrison 
Hall and the Family and 
Consumer Sciences Building. 

Other plans include the 
$6.9 million project to construct 
a Wellness, Recreation and 
Activity Center in the center of 
campus and renovations to 
expand the student recreational 
golf course from nine-holes to 
18-holes have already begun. 

Aside from the campus 
appearance, there has been a 
change in the appearance of the 
student body as well. 

"I think one thing that stu- 
dents will note this year is a lot 
more students," Webb said. 

Over the past three-years, 
Northwestern has maintained a 
steady enrollment, but Webb is 
optimistic that the University 

will see an enrollment increase 
this fall. 

"We have a large number of 
wonderful students this fall," 
Webb said. "I think once the 
information is in, this will be 
one of the largest freshman 
classes in the history of 

Webb believes the enroll- 
ment increase is a direct result 
of the quality of Northwestern's 
academic programs and the 
staffs desire to serve the stu- 

"Overall, Northwestern is a 
fine university and the kind of 
place students would want to go 
to," Webb said. "My top goal 
was to create a student-centered 
environment at Northwestern 
and with the help of a dedicated 
faculty and staff, we are doing 

SAB takes active approach to students' needs 

Steven Evans 
Contributing Writer 

The SAB plans to take a 
more active approach to appeal 
to the wants and needs and 
wants of the students. 

The SAB is responsible for 
activities such as Welcome 
Week, Homecoming activities, 
Miss Northwestern Lady of the 
Bracelet, Spring Fling and many 
other periodical activities. All of 
these activities are free to stu- 
dents with a valid student ID 

The SAB has many new 
ideas to get the student body 
more involved and informed in 
activities and events they plan. 

"We are wanting to improve 
events that have been pretty 
successful in the past. The SAB 
wants to have more advertise- 
ment to make students aware of 
activities. We also want the stu- 
dents to voice their opinions," 
Susanna Deshotel, assistant 
director of student activities and 

There are many positions 
that can be healed within the 
SAB. The position of 
Representative at Large services 
the needs of the student body as 
a whole. To be a Representative 
at Large you must have a cumu- 
lative gpa of 2.0 and may not be 
a voting member of the SGA. An 
application must have been filed 
by Sept. 3 to be eligible for this 
position. In the spring these 
positions are voted on by the 
student body. However, the four 
positions this fall will be filled 
and decided by an interview ses- 
sion and a majority vote by the 

In addition to the 
Representative At Large position, 
the SAB is having a Resident 
Representative position. This 
position in an attempt to hear 
the voice of more students. Each 
dorm will have one representa- 
tive. This person will be respon- 
sible for making sure that resi- 
dents know about what is going 
on and encourage attendance. 

Dorm representatives are elect- 
ed by the bored at the beginning 
of each fall. 

Another plan to get student 
involvement up is the presence 
of committees. There are six 
different committees. Each 
committee is responsible for dif- 
ferent activities around campus. 
All six committee bends were 

chosen from the spring SAB. To 
be the head of a committee you 
must have been on the SAB for at 
least one semester. Anyone who 
is enrolled at the university is 
eligible to be a member of a 
committee. This is strictly a vol- 
unteer action. Students can vol- 
unteer at any time. An informa- 
tional meeting will be held on 

Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in the 
President's Room of the student 
union. Each committee head 
will explain what their commit- 
tee is responsible for. All who 
are interested are encouraged to 

"We want to have more 
interaction with students," 
see SAB page 2 

First year is 'MystikaP 

'Guide' tour comes Jo 
University next Tuesday 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

A "one-stop shop" guide 
created for college graduates 
may be the ticket to keeping the 
state's best and brightest. 

Bobby Jindal, University of 
Louisiana System president, has 
created the first-ever Guide to 
Post-Graduate Opportunities 
that will be distributed to stu- 
dents throughout the ULS sys- 

The 60-page guide includes 
information about post-gradu- 
ate opportunities for 
students. In addition, 
universities will pro- 
vide aggressive stu- 
dent counseling, 
access to sample 
interviews and sam- 
ple applications. 

Jindal will be at 
the University Sept. 
14 to explain his 
guide. A presentation 
will be made to the 
campus team from 
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 
and an interactive 
workshop with students will be 
held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
in the Student Union Ballroom. 
The visit will focus on two 
objectives, he said. 

"First, we will meet with 
various administrators who are 
use to dealing with students on 
a regular basis," Jindal said. 
"Second, time will be spent 
directly with students walking 
them through the interview and 

encouraging them to in these 
post graduate programs." 

Although the guide is 
unique to Louisiana, similar 
programs have existed in Ivy 
Schools and the Northeast 
region. News of Jindal's guide, 
unofficially called "How to Get 
a Job like Mine," has reached 
other universities outside 

"To my knowledge, this is 
the first book of its kind in 
Louisiana," Jindal said. "Many 
Ivy League schools and schools 
in the Northeast have similar 
programs. We have 
already received 
calls from schools 
such as Duke." 

The University 
views the system 
president's tour not 
only as a great 
opportunity for stu- 
dents but also as a 

"We are happy 
because we have 
somebody at that 
level interested in 
our students," Dr. 
Dan Seymour, vice president for 
Student Affairs said. "It's nice to 
have someone else encouraging 
students beyond what's avail- 
able locally."' 

Seymour also said the stu- 
dents and faculty could profit 
from Jindal's experience. 

Jindal, 28, has first-hand 
experience when it comes to 
high-level interviews and 
see TOUR page 3 


Jay Lyles 
Sauce Reporter 

After a controversial first 
year of business, clowns, bal- 
loon animals, punch and cake 
were last 
party favors 
expected at 
the grand 
opening of 
the newly 

The own- 
ers celebrated 
their opening 
with a clown, 
cake and 
punch for 
and sales on 
t-shirts and 
There was 
also a ques- 
tion of the 
day that when 
correctly the 
first time won 
one lucky 
person a 

Mystik #1 
was also con- 
solidated with 
Mystik #2 on 
this occasion. 
This marks 
the third 
location that 
the store has 
had in 

According to 
the store- 
owner Lori 
Outlaw, the 
store was 
opened at 
1 24 Home 
Street near 
Citibank. She claimed that the 
store was open at that location 
for nearly seven months before 
Natural Mystik # 1 was opened 
at 112 Highway 1 South. 

This location, which was 
combined with Natural Mystik 
#2 during the recent grand 
opening, recently brought the 
store under fire from many cit- 
izens of Natchitoches for its 

Photo by Virginia L. Dixon 
Lori Outlaw, owner of Natural Mystik, has been the major 
topic of local discussion in the past few weeks. Outlaw sells a 
variety of adult novelty items at her newly opened store 
including the penis thermos held above. 

location in relation to the types 
of products it sells. With 
Highway 1 being the main strip 
for teenagers, many parents 
have come to question the 

influence the store and its sexu- 
ally explicit products have on 
their children. 

Outlaw said that the sexu- 
ally explicit materials are con- 
tained in a separate room that 
requires a person 
to be at least 18 
years old to enter. 

She also said 
that the complaints 
about the store's 
products were not 
brought to her 
attention at any 
point until after the 
first location on 
Highway 1 was 
opened. She also 
denied a claim 
made by city coun- 
cil members that 
she or any of her 
employees had 
been invited to 
speak at two meet- 
ings held before the 

She said she 
found out about the 
meeting second- 

These meetings 
have brought about 
the proposal of a 
zoning law that 
would prohibit the 
opening of any 
new store that 
deals sexually 
explicit materials 
in the business dis- 
tricts of 

A s 
Large Wayne 
McCullen put it, "a 
policy of regulation 
through zoning" 
could help the two 
different views in 
Natchitoches to 
coexist with one 

When asked about 
her opinion on a 
new zoning law, 
Outlaw responded, "I would 
monitor the situation and 


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The Current Sauce 

September 7, 1999 


Study points to fried 
foods as cause of 
childhood obesity 

Catherine Champagne of 
LSU's Pennington Biomedical 
Research Institute points to 
french fries and potato chips as 
the source of childhood obesity. 

While many grow up 
learning to eat vegetables as 
part of a healthy diet, vegeta- 
bles cooked in grease and con- 
taining large amounts of fat are 
harmful to one's health. 

About one -fourth of the 
vegetable servings by children 
and one-third by teenagers 
consist of french fries and 
. potato chips 

Champagne compiled data 
using the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's Continuing 
Survey of Food Intakes by 

Leesville woman 
dies in two-vehicle 
accident Sunday 

An 18-year-old Leesville 
woman died Sunday afternoon 
in a two- vehicle accident on La. 
Highway 121, Louisiana State 
Police said. 

Angie M. Brandon died at 
the scene of the acident which 
happened around 2:35 p.m. 
near the Rapides- Veron parish- 
es line. State Police officials said 
that a 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage 
southbound on the highway 
drove into the path of a north- 
bound 1987 Winnabago 

The Winnabago was driven 
by 58-year-old Joseph F. Pryor 
of Leesville. Pryor received 
minor injuries and refused aid 
iat the scene. 

Pryor's wife, Hazel Pryor, 
was, moderately injured. Mrs. 
Pryor, also 58, was airlifted to 
Rapides General Hospital by 
Acadian Med-Flight. 

Both Pryor and Mrs. Pryor 
were wearing seatbelts. The 
driver of the Mirage was not 
wearing a seatbelt. 

State Police officials said 
that the road was blocked for 
several hours because of the 
extensive amount of damage to 
the two vehicles. 

Child's body found 
near Colfax 

Grant Parish Sheriff's 
Office officials probably won't 
release any information on the 
body found Saturday in Iatt 
Lake until Tuesday. 

A young child's body was 
found Saturday morning near a 
jcamp on Ripple Lane near 
" Colfax. Authorities have not 
said whether the body was that 
of a boy or a girl, but Chief 
Deputy Preston Mosley did say 
that foul play is not suspected. 

An 11 -year-old boy was 
reported missing Thursday in 
the Iatt Lake area, but Mosley 
said that investigation remains 

The body was sent to 
Jefferson Parish for an autopsy. 

Convict waiting for 
Supreme Court rul- 

Feltus Taylor will be exe- 
cuted Thursday unless the 
n U.S.Supreme Court or the 
parole board intercedes. 

Taylor was convicted of a 
1991 robbery of Cajuns 
Famous Chicken restaurant and 
first-degree murder of Donna 

Also injured in the robbery 
was Keith Clark. Taylor shot 
Clark four times in the head. 
Clark remains in a wheelchair. 

Clark fired Taylor a week 
prior to the robbery and helped 
Taylor look for a job hours 
before being shot. 

Taylor has already had two 
execution dates postponed. 

If you are interested in 
The Freshmen Council 
contact Shawn in the 
SGA Office, Student 
Union Room 221. Phone 

Student brings Promise 
Fellowship to University 

Gregory J.Gelpi 
Sauce Reporter 

Eric Broussard, an 
AmeriCorp Promise Fellow, 
transferred from McNeese to 
the University this fall bringing 
an asset to the Nathcitoches 

As one of only 500 
AmeriCorp Promise Fellows in 
the country and one of only 
seven in Louisiana, Broussard 
will work with existing local 
service agencies, such as the 
Boys and Girls Club and the 
new Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Recreation Center to coordinate 
youth-oriented activities. 

"America's Promise is an 
initiative," Broussard said. 
"They wanted to create a new 
idea, but not new organiza- 

America's Promise consists 
of four fundamental resources 
or promises: a mentor, a safe 
place, a healthy start, and mar- 
ketable skills. 

"Every child should have a 
caring adult," Broussard said. 
"A lot of times parents just have 
so much going on in their lives." 

Broussard notes that men- 
tors cannot replace parents, but 
can provide a positive role 
model for the youth to look up 

"When I was in high 
school, I remember that there 
was nothing to do," Broussard 
said. "Kids would get in trouble, 
but it wasn't their fault. A lack 
of structured activities leads to 
gang violence, drugs, and other 


AmeriCorp provides vacci- 
nations and much more. 

"We take a lot of that 
[health care} for granted. We 
try to provide them everything 
that they need and deserve in 
order to be healthy," Broussard 
said. "Some people think that 
McDonald's fries and Coca- 
Cola are the healthiest things 
for them." 

Volunteerism is also a key 
element of AmericaCorp. 
Broussard stresses that volun- 
teering builds skills and work 
habits for the youth. 

"We'll go pickup trash so 
that they can have a hands on 
experience with keeping the 
environment clean," Broussard 

President John F. Kennedy 
established the PeaceCorp. 
Presidents since Kennedy creat- 
ed domestic versions of 
PeaceCorp. In 1993 President 
Bill Clinton joined these pro- 
grams under one entity - 
AmeriCorp. The chairman of 
America's Promise is Colin 

"This is a circular thing. It's 
not about us busting our heads 
for 1 5 years and then having it 
go bust," Broussard said. "It's 
about showing them that there 
is a future." 

At McNeese Broussard was 
also ' active with the Student 
Government Association and 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity. 

New parking lots to be 
built on campus 

Mary A. Freeman 
Sauce Reporter 

Many plans are under way 
for improvements to the 
University, including new park- 

The new lots will be for the 
residents of Boozman and 
Varnado. The first lot, located 
behind Varnado, is currently 
under construction. 

According to John Winston, 
vice president of University 
Affairs, the new lots are neces- 
sary because of the work that 
will be done to the old gym. 

Twenty current spaces will 
be lost due to the work that will 
be done on the old gym. 
Current construction of the 
new lot consists of drainage 
work and ground scraping. 

The second lot is to be con- 
structed between the Creative 
and Performing Arts building, 
and Boozman Hall. 

"This will satisfy the need 
for parking for residents at 

Boozman and Varnado," Carl 
Henry, chairman of the Traffic 
and Parking committee said. 

Plans are also being dis- 
cussed to change the lot in front 
of Russell Hall into a commuter 

"It depends on the needs of 
oitr students," said Henry. 

"I hope it will be a com- 
muter lot," said Rickie Williams, 
chief of campus police. 

"We're just trying to serve 
the students," said Winston. 

Other work around campus 
includes general repairs to the 
streets and sidewalks, the re- 
roofing and installation of a 
flagpole at Kyser, and repairs to 
the east side of the field house. 

Money has been requested 
for the renovation of East 

Future plans include the 
refurbishing of the Family and 
Consumer Science building and 
Morrison Hall, said Winston. 

"Work should start next 

Parkway Cinema 

Back to School 

Tuesday Sept. 7 
$4 00 admission with NSU 

Movie Information 

News 22 undergoes a face-lift for the fall 

James Smith 
Sauce Reporter 

News 22 plans to have a 
new format this year, one that 
on both 
sides of the 


you kind of got the feeling 
everyone was really serious 
about winning a spot," Antilley 

Students selected will be 

News 22 will have a new look and format this year. New 
start this Thursday at 3:30. 

year pro- 
was broad- 
casted five 
days a 
week most- 
ly contain- 
ing nation- 
al, state 
and local 

news. Information was collected 
from various news sources, then 
relayed by a host of anchors. 

The format never really 
focused on the University and 
was basically to benefit those in 
broadcast journalism. 

"Students requested to see 
stuff on Greek life, intramural, 
and students activities of that 
nature," David Antilley, adviser 
to News 22 said. 

Besides that there was a 
need to improve the quality and 
reliability of the news cast. This 
year there will only be bews cast 
on Tuesdays. 

Competition for anchors, 
co-anchors, sportscasters, and 
weather personnel is fierce. 

"Auditions were packed and 

News Bureau 

researching and reporting on 
there own stories. They'll be 
issued a 'beat' in which they will 
be covering most of the time. 

This gives information 
gathering and interviewing 
experience to reporters. Also 
video will be done on most sto- 
ries, so camera people will now 
work twice as hard. Also there 
will be more on site shots as 
opposed to the old back and 
forth from reporters to 
reporters in last years cast. 

"Non majors are welcome 
but are required to be just as 
dedicated as majors," Steve 
Horton, head of the journalism 
department said. "In return 
they'll learn and strive just as 

NSU students and 
Natchtitoches can get national 
and state news from CNN and 
other local stations but now 
they'll have the choice of being 
able to get 
scoops on 
going on 
around cam- 
pus. Areas to be 
focused on are 
real balanced, 
such as, liberal 
arts, perform- 
ing arts, math 
science, educa- 
tion, ROTC, all 
athletics, stu- 
dent activities 
board, Greek 
life, and intra- 
murals to name a few. NSU 22 
really plans on living up to the 
motto, "where the students 
come first." 

NSU 22 also welcomes 
those talents and the adminis- 
trative input of Mrs. Mary 
Brocato with a bachelor's and a 
master's in broadcasting and 

"We're going to have 
much better quality program 
now, and once quality is at its 
best we will move to two days a 
week Tuesdays and Thursdays," 

"We hope that students on 
campus will appreciate what 
the students are putting into 
this," Antilley said. 

Police receive thorough training 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Sauce Reporter 

Laser tag is no longer just 
for kids. 

^ The Bossier Parish 
Community College employs 
several techniques, including 
role playing games with laser 
tag equipment, for training 
cadets in its police academy. 

The academy serves the 
area by training campus, city, 
and parish police officers. 

"The way that we train is by 
doing different scenarios," Dave 
Seard, an officer in training, 

The police academy simu- 
lates actual situations for its 
cadets. In a scenario to clear a 
building of intruders, an adult 
game of hide and go seek, Seard 
missed an officer posing as an 

"One thing that you learn is 
that anything can happen," 
Seard said. 

"I didn't know anything 
going into this [police train- 
ing]," Tammy Megow, a junior 
criminal justice major and offi- 
cer in training, said. "I wouldn't 
want to do it [become a police 
officerl'without the training." 

The police academy also 

teaches cadets on how to prop- 
erly approach a situation. 

"We learn to be defensive, 
rather than aggressive," Seard 

To assist in analyzing a situ- 
ation, cadets use a force contin- 

"It's basically to decide how 
much force to use or not to use 
on somebody," Megow said. 

Another phase of police 
training involves weapons train- 
ing. All cadets, for instance, 
must be sprayed with a chemi- 
cal agent in order to be author- 
ized to use the chemical agent 
on the job as a police officer. 

"It's good to know what 
kind of pain that you're inflict- 
ing. Fortunately, they don't have 
to shoot us," Megow said. 

Cadets also receive class- 
room instruction covering crim- 
inal law, first aid and CPR, crime 
scene search, firearms safety, 
and firearms instruction. 

"We're getting more train- 
ing than the people [police offi- 
cers] who are already there [on 
the job]. One of my CJ [criminal 
justice] professors said that 
when he started they [the police 
academy instructors] said, 
'You're big. You can handle 
yourself,' and they gave you a 

gun and a badge. You're bound 
to make so many mistakes like 
that," Megow said. 

Cadets must attend clas^ 
and physical training three dayi 
a week and seminars twice eacj 

Training began July 1 2 anJ 
ends October 26. 

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The SAB is also trying to 
get a more active nontradi- 
tional student program. In 
the past nontraditional stu- 
dents have been more active 
than in recent years. The SAB 
would like to find out what the 
needs of the nontraditiona 
students are. SAB's goal is to 
plan more events that service 
these student's needs too. 

If you have any questions 
or want more information fee 
free to contact the SAB office 
in room 214 of the student 

University professors 'show' off abilities 

Karly Pierre 
Contributing Writer 

NSU art professors, Michael 
Yankowski and Brooks Defee, 
reveal their artistic skills and an 
enthusiasm for teaching 
through their current art exhi- 
bition on campus. 

Yankowski and Defee's art 
exhibition, open August 30 
through October 1 , is located in 
the Orville Hanchey Gallery in 
the Creative and Performing 
Arts building. Entitled Y3K, the 
exhibit critiques the computer 
age and the harmful effects con- 
tinued dependence on technolo- 
gy could hold for the future. 
Yankowski's multi-media 
industrial wall sculptures and 
Defee's natural abstract paint- 
ings counterbalance each other 
and give variety to the exhibit. 

"It is as if we are looking 
back on our time from the year 
3000", explained Defee, an 
instructor at NSU for 6 years. 
"My paintings are like an eco- 
logical backdrop. Michael's 
sculptures are like remnants of 

Both professors saw their 
exhibit as an opportunity to 
strengthen the student -teacher 


"Students are able to see my 
ideas about art and my skills", 
remarked Yankowski a NSU 
professor for 1 3 years. "Students 
want a mentor. I can only share 
with my students what I know". 

"Through this exhibit I 
wanted my students to see that 
very abstract work can carry 
very specific meaning", com- 
mented Defee. 

Dr. Donald W. Hatley, dean 
of the college of liberal arts, 
stressed that it was important 
for the student to be convinced 
that their instructor can talk 
about a subject and also per- 

"At a good university, pro- 
fessors stay alive in their disci- 
pline and maintain a sufficient 
knowledge of their profession," 
remarked Hatley. "Here, per- 
forming and creative arts facul- 
ty members have the advantage 
of being able to present talents 
to their colleagues and students. 
Literary and science professors 
present their research at confer- 
ences, away from the universi- 

Improvements in security 
will be made to the Orville 
Hanchey Gallery in order to 

protect the works of art dis 
played and increase the gallery 
potential as a learning resourd 
for students. 

"The main gallery will havj 
a glass wall portion with tvd 
exits and one entrance 
described Dr. Bill Bryant, coof 
dinator for the visual arts are 
of the Creative and Performifll 
Arts. "A student worker will W 
at the entrance with a tele 
phone. Security is required 
people loaning exhibitions art 
insurance companies". 

Tighter security in tW 
Orville Hanchey Gallery wil 
allow national exhibits to cort 1 
the university. 

Dr. Roberta L. Walters, pi"" 
fessor of art, was added to th 
NSU faculty this year, and hf 
taken the new position 
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"I'd like the gallery to wo^ 
for students", remarks' 
Walters. "With new security A 
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tions in the future. We also hoffl 
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recruiting. He is a Rhodes 
scholar and member of the 
Rhodes selection team in 
Louisiana. He was admitted to 
both Yale and Harvard law and 
medical schools and has con- 
ducted interviews for Fortune 
500 companies and for an Ivy 
League university. 

At the age of 25, he was 
hired by Gov. Mike Foster to 
head the state Department of 
Health and Hospitals, and he 
was hired at the age of 26 to 
serve as executive director of 
the National Medicare 
Commission in Washington 

According to Jindal, the 
potential for Louisiana students 
to compete and win is there 

"In our schools right now, 
there are future Rhodes, 
Marshall and Fulbright schol- 
ars, teachers, doctors, nurses, 
business leaders and graduate 

students," Jindal said. "We want 
to give our students the tools 

they need to compete and win." 

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Freshman Ambassadors are future of University 


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Josh Green 
Sauce Reporter 

While most NSU students 
don't know it, Northwestern has 
an ambassador program. Each 
year, the NSU Admissions Office 
selects twenty incoming fresh- 
men to represent the Demons. 

"We want students who feel 
pride in this school, and who 
can help recruit new students 
by showcasing that pride and 
passing it on," said admissions 
office coordinator Linda 

These representatives not 
only help out around the admis- 
sions office, but take part in 
NSU events like Spirit, Senior, 
and Family Days. 

Walker continues: "Our 
recruiters look for those seniors 
graduating from high schools 

and entering Northwestern who 
have leadership skills, the aca- 
demic ability, and social skills to 
become 'mini-recruiters' for 

Upperclassman K.C. 
Sermon is a former ambassador 
and says the best part of being 
honored with an ambassador- 
ship is getting to meet new peo- 

"Every student coming from 
high school and into 
Northwestern goes through 
admissions, and you get the 
chance to meet those 
people,"Sermon said. 

This year, Sermon is a 
mentor for freshmen ambassa- 
dors and says he will try to 
install in them the feeling that 
all incoming students should- 
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Amos Williams, one of the 
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Choate, Keelie Creed, Dymphna 
Davis, Katie Dollar, Jamie Ezell, 
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Student Government Association: Intent to file forms can be found in the SGA office 
Student Union 221. If you are interested in a Senator at large or Class Senator position, you must 
fill out one of these forms. If you have any questions, call 357-4501. 

Attention Facultv/Staff/Students: The NSU Bulletin Board is up and running for the 
Fall Semester on Channel 22. If your organization has an announcement that you wish to air, call 
357-4425 to request a form to be faxed to you, or come by the Journalism Department office, locat- 
ed in Room 103 of Kyser Hall and pick up a form 

BSU: Lunch Encounter at the BSU will be on Thursday from 1 1:30 
home cooked meal for only a dollar. 

12:30. Come have a 

Pool Hours for Nesom Natatorium: 

Morning Hours 

Monday - Friday 
7:00 - 9:00 AM 
Evening Hours 

Monday - Friday 
6:00 - 9:00 PM 

When Rec Complex closes, we will start opening on Friday rughts and weekends - probably mid- 
September! When the scuba class gets underway, Wednesday night will no longer be available for 
rec swimming. 

Students - you must present your identification before swimming. Rules are posted at sign-in area. 
Use the door at the street. If you need ramps into dressing rooms, please call 4140 & we will make 
them available to you! We have had problems with leaving locker room doors open so are keeping 
them locked for the safety/security of your personal items. 

Faculty/ Staff - we are requesting that you complete a membership application so that we have some 
way of identifying you and/or your family members. We have new guards this year that may not be 
familiar with youl Thanks for your cooperation! 

Counseling and Career Services: All students who are interested in locating off-cam- 
pus, part-time employment may come by Student Union 305 and schedule an appointment with the 
Counseling and Career Services Office. Our office will assist you with the development of your 
resume, interviewing skills, and eventual placement into the business community. For more infor- 
mation, call 357-5621. 

Society for Advancement of Management (SAM): 

meeting for anyone interested in joining" 
Thursday, September 9, 1999 
1:00 PM 

Room 218, Russell Hall 

Come and be part of an exciting group! 

Phi Mu Fraternity: Congratulations to all of our new Phi class officers. Do not forget 
Pledging will be September 1 2 at 8pm. Intramural football practice starts this week and the jam- 
boree is on Thursday. Finally, Bible study is Wednesday at 6:30. 

The brothers of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity . Incorporated,will hold their fall, 
1999 at 7:14 p.m. in the President's Room of the Student Union. Call Jack Givens at 357-1914 for 
more information. 

I.R.T.S. : International Radio and Television Society, formerly known as N.B.S. will be hav- 
ing its first meeting of the semester, Thursday, September 9, in Studio A, right after the news. 
Anyone interested in mass media should drop by. 

Blue Key; Blue Key is having an assembly, Thursday, September 9, in the Alumni Center at 
6 p.m. If you cannot attend please contact Dr. Seymour's office at 357-5286. 

Circle K International: An organization devoted to involving college and university stu- 
dents in campus and community service while developing quality leaders and citizens. It also 
encourages social aspects by combining over 1 1 ,000 collegians in more than 500 college campuses 
in nine nations to combine their efforts and better society. If you are interested in joining NSU's 
Circle K they are hosting an open house Thursday September 9, in the Cane River Room of the 
Student Union. 

Freshmen Council Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. at the BSU. All freshmen are invited. 

The Society of Professional Journalists is sponsoring an informational meeting at 5 
p.m. Thursday in 107 Kyser Hall. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about the organi- 
zation is encouraged to attend or contact the chapter adviser, Neil Ralston, at 357-4439. 

The Society is a 90-year-old organization that features more than 13,500 student and pro- 
fessional members throughout the world. The Society is dedicated to a free press, free speech and 
the ethical practice of journalism. 

College Republicans will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room 320 of the Student Union. 
Ms. Sandy McDade, a highly sought-after speaker on grassroots activism, will be a special guest. 
Alembership dues of $5 may be paid at the meeting. 

Maggio named director of Alumni Affairs 

Brandi L. Crouch 
Contributing Writer 

Although the position of 
Director of Alumni Affairs has 
changed, Northwestern still 
cares for its alumni. 

Chris Maggio began his 
duties as director on July 1, 
1999, after Dr. Steve Horton 
became the head of the 
Journalism department. 

Maggio has been a long 
time part of Northwestern. In 
addition to being a NSU gradu- 
ate, he has spent the last five 
years working in Admissions 
and Recruiting. 

Remaining optimistic about 
his qualifications, Maggio feels 

challenged by the position. "I 
hope to be compared to Steve 
Horton." Maggio said. "He did 
a great job. If I can do as well as 
he did, I'll feel good about 
myself. I have big shoes to fill 
but I'm not intimidated. I'm 
more challenged." 

Having been a part of NSU 
for many years, Maggio feels he 
is qualified for the job. "I enjoy 
meeting people. I've been 
around Northwestern all of my 
life, in one capacity or another." 
Maggio said. "I've been a stu- 
dent, a coach, administrator 
and teacher for the last twelve 

Maggio also names his 
energy and being able to get 

information out to the alumni 
as qualifications for the job. 

Keeping in touch with 
alumni throughout the world is 
one of the objectives Maggio 
keeps in mind while doing his 
daily work. Some prominent 
alumni have been added to the 
Long Purple Line as a way of 
recognizing their achievements. 
Maggio said approximately 35 
names have been added to the 
Long Purple Line since 1 990. 

Many events are being 
planned for NSU Alumni, 
including a Greek reunion, 
Grad Fest, Homecoming and 
banquets. Area chapter meet- 
ings are also being scheduled. 


Page 4 

The Current Sauce 

September 7, 1999 



ADA improvements made on campus 

Heather Patton 
Staff Reporter 

Adjusting to college can be a 
challenging experience for 
many people, especially for new 
students. But for those students 
with a disability it is an even 
bigger challenge. 

The campus is always full of 
noticeable changes for someone 
like myself in a wheelchair. I 
feel as if I am an expert on what 
type of revisions should be 
made to a campus for physically 
disabled students. 

Last year's construction 
proved quite challenging for 
physically disabled students. 
Now that the construction in the 
middle of campus is completed, 
I am very relieved and 

Xerox to help 
with postal 

Angela McCorkle 
Contributing Writer 

This semester the 
jUniversity is researching if it 
would be better to have the 
postal service ran by an outside 

"The University operates 
under a board of supervisors 
who encouraged its member 
institutions to consider out- 
sourcing service," said Dr. Dan 
Seymour, Vice-President for 
Student Affairs. 

The University has decided 
to turn to Xerox for assistance. 
Xerox helps universities 
nation-wide with the contract- 
ing of their postal services. Dee 
Cover has been sent from Xerox 
to gather information about the 
University and its current 
-|Postal situation. 

At the moment, the investi- 
gation is in its research stages. 
Cover has spent several days 
working and talking with the 
employees of the post office to 
learn what they do from day to 

She has also been in con- 
tact with the University print 
service and the University com- 
puter center, which are all con- 

Xerox will soon be sending 
equipment to do a survey of 
bulk mail users to identify the 
certain needs of the partici- 

Seymour said, "Mrs. Stacy 
is going to be doing the survey 
when Xerox provides it." 

During this research stage 
Cover will be meeting with a 
student focus group to inquire 
about their needs. 

After the research stage is 
finished Cover will develop a 
J report and make a presentation 
to the University's administra- 
tion. The administration will 
then decide if outsourcing is 
the best way for the University 
to handle the postal service. 

impressed at the positive 
changes I have seen on campus. 

The sidewalks near the sta- 
dium are fixed and reconstruct- 
ed. The new sidewalks are much 
better than the deteriorating 
hazard in the past. It was also 
much easier to get the wheel- 
chair down the ramp. 

The University has come a 
long way since I first came here 
in the fall of 1996. Although 
many things to be done, such as 
the sidewalk on the other side of 
the street from the front of 
Dodd Hall. It starts out fine, but 
ends in a curb. 

A physically disabled per- 
son in a chair would have to ride 
in the street all the way to the 
back of the stadium. Waddy 
Norman, Facilities Coordinater 
of the Physical Plant, said that 
certain changes and revisions 
like this one will be next on the 
list of planned reconstruction 
for the University. 

Norman also said that 
sometimes these changes take a 

long time because of the lack of 
funds. An elevator in the Student 
Union as well as a handicapped 
accessible bathroom on the sec- 
ond floor will be installed soon. 
There is also a new bathroom in 
the Teacher's Education Center. 

However, despite these 
changes that have been made or 
that still need to be made, the 
University is a well accessible 
compared to others such as the 
University of Louisiana at 

My hometown is Monroe 
and there are hardly any ramps 
to get into the buildings from 
the sidewalks, much less handi- 
capped parking. A person in a 
wheelchair would have to ride 
into the street just to get onto a 
sidewalk on that campus. So I 
would recommend 
Northwestern to a physically 
disabled student. The adminis- 
tration is very helpful and 
apologetic as well if there is a 
problem for a disabled student. 

University welcomes 
new recruiters 

Larry Collins 
Contributing Writer 

Northwestern State 
University's office of 
Admissions and Recruiting has 
announced its new recruiters 
for the 1999-2000 academic 

The new members of the 
recruiting staff are 
Northwestern graduates: Robin 
Nash of Forrest Hill, and Eric 
Prudhomme of Opelousas, 
Louisiana. Along with the NSU 
graduates, Emily Melhorn of 
Winne, Arkansas joins the 
recruitment team. 

Melhorn is a graduate of 
William Woods University 
(Fulton, Missouri) with a degree 
in Broadcast Communications. 
The new recruiter believes that 
she can bring an outside per- 
spective to high school students 
interested in attending the 

Melhorn said that, "being 
from Arkansas [which is] six 
and a half hours away from 
Louisiana, shows that... I though 
enough about this school to 
want to work here and repre- 
sent it." She continued, "I am 
very excited and I think that it is 
going to be a great way to help 
students in making one of the 
most important decisions of 
their lives." 

Melhorne will be recruiting 
in the southern portion of 

NSU graduate Robin Nash 
also joins the ranks of admis- 
sions and recruiting. The 
Psychology graduate said that 
her primary goal is simply to do 
her best, which includes meet- 
ing new students, and "showing 
them how good Northwestern 

can be for them." 

Nash said that the best con- 
nection between high school 
students and their college 
recruiters is that the age differ- 
ence is minimal and the 
recruiter has "insight into the 
college experience." Nash has 
been assigned the southwestern 
portion of Louisiana as ■ a 
recruiting area. 

The final new recruiter, 
Eric Prudhomme, is also a grad- 
uate of this University. A politi- 
cal science graduate, 
Prudohomme said that he plans 
to give something back to his 
alma mater. As a new recruiter 
he plans on emphasizing the 
idea that "you don't have to 
have status to fit in on this cam- 
pus," and NSU is a place "where 
everybody fits in somewhere." 
Prudhomme will recruit in the 
New Orleans area. 

Third year recruiter 
Martha Hooper explained that 
there are many underlying 
things that makes a recruiter 
important to the choice of a 

"I think that getting to 
biow them personally is the 
most important part, and help- 
ing them realize that college is 
an option for everyone, not just 
some, so we help them with the 
scholarship and financial aspect 
also," Hooper continued. She 
added that "recruiters are the 
first contact that a student has 
with the university, and hope- 
fully it is a positive experience." 

All recruiters attended 
an Articulation Workshop for 
recruiting zones in New 
Orleans last week, and begin 
recruiting in their assigned 
areas as early as next week. 

Cinderella", "Steel Magnolias" 
highlight theater season 

Heath Crawford 
Contributing Writer 

Diversity is on tap for the 
coming year as the NSU Theater 
Frogram prepares for its first 
production of the season. 

The first production of the 
year will be "Cinderella," 
directed by Dr. Jack Wann. 

"It's going to be a huge 
cast, a huge spectacle," said 
Scott Burrell, assistant professor 
of theater. 

The play will be set in an ice 
castle type setting. Wann is also 
going so far as to possibly find 
an ice skater to skate on a Teflon 
floor during the play. 

"Technically speaking, 
'Cinderella' is going to be one of 
the biggest shows we've done in 
a long time," said Peter Wright, 
theater major. "The scenery is 
going to be huge. The lighting is 
going to have to reflect the mood 
of the play." 

The logistics for the cos- 
tumes themselves are stagger- 

"We have a cast of 42 and 
everyone in the show, except for 

the principle roles, will be doing 
multiple roles which means they 
will need three to four costumes 
apiece," said Amanda Rerimer, 
theater major. "We're going to 
be working around the clock, 
until the show goes up, to get 
the costumes on." 

Shelly Colvin will play the 
title role while Guy Davis will 
play the prince. 

Following "Cinderella," 
Burrell will direct "The Open 
Road." This is a play which is 
part of the Loft series that deals 
with more contemporary, 
experimental type plays. 

"It may be somewhat offen- 
sive to some people, but it's 
experimental," said Burrell. 
"It's about this government that 
has captured Jesus after the sec- 
ond coming and has turned him 
over to these monks. They hire 
these hitmen to kill Jesus again 
for the second time." 

According to Burrell, this is 
a play, which after viewing, 
actually reaffirms the faith. 

In conjunction with the 
10th anniversary of the movie 
"Steel Magnolias," the theater 

department will perform the 
stage version of the popular 
movie this semester. 

"The community is organ- 
izing a big reception and trying 
to get some of the stars of the 
movie into town," said Burrell. 
"The story is about southern 
women ... kinda based loosely 
on some of the women here in 

Unlike the costumes from 
"Cinderella," the costumes for 
"Steel Magnolias" will be easy in 

"It's a smaller cast with 
much more modern clothing," 
said Rerimer. "We don't have to 
build all these dresses. We can 
probably just pull from what we 
have and alternate." 

The final production of the 
semester is the "Christmas 

"It's a big deal around 
Christmas time for the commu- 
nity and all these tourists that 
come in," said Burrell. 

The Gala will consist of 
scenes and segments of dancing 
and singing. 

University to keep its name 

News Bureau 

As two Louisiana universi- 
ties prepare to change their 
names, Northwestern State 
University plans to maintain its 
name for the immediate future, 
according to President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb. 

Northeast Louisiana 
University and the University of 
Southwestern Louisiana have 
received approval from the 
State Board of Regents and the 
Board of Supervisors for the 
University of Louisiana System 
to change their names. 

Northeast Louisiana will 
become the University of 
Louisiana at Monroe. USL will 
be known as the University of 

Louisiana at Lafayette. 

The 1995 act creating the 
University of Louisiana System 
authorized system institutions 
to adopt new names provided 
that at least two universities 
asked for a name change at the 
same time. The University of 
Louisiana System also includes 
Grambling State University, 
Louisiana Tech University, 
McNeese State University, 
Nicholls State University and 
Southeastern Louisiana 

"The name Northwestern 
State University fits us because 
Northwestern is at more than 
one location," said Webb. "Our 
name reflects the importance of 
our campuses in Shreveport, 

Leesville/Fort Polk and 
Alexandria along with our 
other off-campus sites. We 
offer classes in an area from 
East Texas to West Mississippi, 
so the name Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana is best 
for us." 

In its 1 1 5 -year history, the 
school has had four different 
names. The name 
Northwestern State University 
of Louisiana was authorized 
by the Louisiana Legislature in 
1970. Founded in 1884 as the 
Louisiana State Normal School 
in 1884, the institution became 
Louisiana State Normal College 
in 1921 and Northwestern 
State College of Louisiana in 

Tryouts for vacant cheerleader spots to be held this week 

Amy Haney 
Contributing Writer 

Tryouts to fill three male 
cheerleading positions will be 
held at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in room 
125 of the Health and Human 
Performance building. Each 
position offers a $180 scholar- 
ship per semester. Applications 
for the tryout are available in 
room 2 1 4 of the Student Union 
and must be turned in by 4:30 
p.m. Thursday 

"Even if you haven't had 
experience, as long as you have 
athletic ability we can work 
with you," cheerleading coach 
Susanna Deshotel said. 
Students must be full-time and 
have a minimum 2.0 GPA to try 
out. Auditioning includes 
stunting (holding up another 
cheerleader), cheering and 
demonstrating any tumbling 
abilities. Deshotel encourages 
anyone who is interested and 
meets the requirements to try 


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incentive to improve yoi 
health and strength," said Joe; 
Hinderberger, a second y< 
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are important to cheerleadin- 
according to second year cheeH 
leader Tim Traylor. Mala 
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Eight granted tenure 

News Bureau 

Eight members of 
Northwestern State University's 
faculty have been granted 

and 12 faculty have received 
promotions, according to 
provost and Vice President for 
Academic Affairs Dr. 
Thomas A. Burns. NSU's recom- 
mendations have been 
approved by the Board of 
Supervisors for the 
University of Louisiana System. 

Tenure is a status granted 
to faculty after a trial period. 
Faculty are protected from 
summary dismissal by 
tenure. The normal trial period 
for faculty is six years. 

Those receiving tenure 

were: Associate Professor of 
Music Dr. Denette Derby- 
McDermott, Dean of the 
College of Education, Associate 
Professor of Education Dr. John 
Tollett and Associate Professor 
of Theatre Ed Brazo 

Also receiving tenure were, 
Assistant Professor of English 
Dr. Joseph Colavito, Director of 
the Louisiana Scholars' College 
and Assistant Professor of 
Ecology and Mathematics Dr. 
Margaret Cochran, Assistant 
Professor in the Library Linda 
Cox, Assistant Professor of Art 
Clyde Downs and Assistant 
Professor of Music Kenneth 

For a list of other promo- 
tions visit 

Moulton named acting head of psychology department 

News Bureau 

Dr. Patrice Moulton has 
been appointed acting head of 
the Department of Psychology _at 
Northwestern State University. 

Her appointment has been 
approved by the Board of 
Supervisors for the University of 
Louisiana System. 

Moulton has been a mem- 
ber of Northwestern's faculty 
since 1996. In 1995-96, she 
was clinical director at Cane 
River Adolescent Hospital. 

She has also been a strategic 
planner and Total Quality 
Management consultant with 
Bradford Associates in Bradford, 
Penn., a founder and private 
practitioner of Family Pasages in 


KNTS alive and well after a year in business 

Raymond Williams 
Sauce Reporter 

KNTS-TV17, Natchitoches' 
only commercial television sta- 
tion is currently seeking net- 
work affiliation. Although it has 
affiliation with Family Net, a 
network that offers family ori- 
ented programming, it is still in 
search of other affiliations. 

If KNTS were to reach an 
agreement with another net- 
work, it would be able to air 
better primetime programming. 

"The only thing I watch," 
said Kelly Day, Junior, "is Knight 
Rider," she continued. 

Despite the lack of compet- 
itive primetime programming, 
)U[ KNTS has managed to earn a 
yvc voui decent reputation in its viewing 
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news and events that locals can 
relate to directly. These stories 
are typically overlooked by sta- 
tions in Shreveport and 
Alexandria because of the size 
of their respective markets. 

In addition to covering local 
news, KNTS also airs many 
shows dedicated to local sports. 
The station is slated to air four 
NSU football games, three of 
which will be live. Also, a tape 
delayed broadcast of the 
Homecoming game will be 
aired. Furthermore, KNTS airs 
what Richard Gill, General 
Manager, refers to as a "Monday 
night football line-up." This 
includes "The Sam Goodwin 
Show" at 6:30 p.m., "Prep TV" 
at 7:00 p.m., and "The 5th 
Quarter" at 7:30 p.m. 

"Everyone wants to leave 
their mark," said Gill. "We 
(KNTS) have a great opportuni- 
ty to influence our community 
and improve the quality of life," 

he continued. 

In keeping with that philos- 
ophy, KNTS boasts a staff of sev- 
eral NSU graduates and current 
students. Current students 
include Brent Bell, Farrah 
Reyna, and Craig Rashleigh. 

While KNTS cannot com- 
pete with the larger stations of 
Alexandria and Shreveport, it is 
possible for them to draw atten- 
tion to the station by focusing on 
its local audience. This may 
help the station gain better net- 
work affiliation. 

Katie Younger, Freshman, 
commented on the quality of 
KNTS programming by saying, 
"It was good for a local show." 

Perhaps KNTS has more 
work ahead in order to make 
everyone a supporter of their 
station, but after just over a year 
in Natchitoches, they have made 
some steps in that direction. 

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Fall 1999 Schedule 


Flag football Officials 
Clinic (IM Rm. 114) 


IM Team Horseshoes 



Aug 3 1-Sept. 2 T-Th 

Sept. 7-8 T-W @ 3pm 

Tues. Sept.7@4-5pm 
Mon-Thurs: 7:30-8:30pm 

Tues. Sept. 7 @ 6pm 

Flag Football Team Wed. Sept. 8 @ 6pm 
Captain's Meeting 

Flag Football Jamboree Thurs. Sept. 9 @ 3 pm 
9 Ball Pool Tourney Wed. Sept. 22 @ 6pm 

Doubles Tennis 

Wed. Sept. 29 @ 6pm 

Flag Football Playoffs Mon. Oct. 4 @ 3 pm 
Field Goal Kicking Tue. Oct 12 @ 7pm 

Thurs. Oct. 14 @ 5pm 

Mon- Wed Oct. 11-13 
@ 6pm 

Wed Oct. 13 @ 6pm 
Wed. Oct. 27 @ 4:30pm 

Team Badminton 

Volleyball Officials 
Clinic (IMRm 114) 

Volleyball Team 
Captain's Meeting 

Demon Fun Run 
(BBQ & Pep Rally) 

Ping Pong Wed. Nov. 3 @ 3 pm 

3 person Golf Scramble Thurs. Nov. v l l'@ 3 pm 

Soccer Tournament 


Tu.-Wed. Nov 16-17 
@ 2pm 

Wed. Dec. 1 @ 3 pm 

Team Bowling 
(Free to Students) 

Call 357-5461 For Further Information 

Olean, N.Y. and a family special- 
ist with the Cattaraugus County 
Council on Alcoholism and 
Substance Abuse in Olean, N.Y. 

In addition, Moulton was a 
mental health -clinician and A & 
D specialist with Pine Belt 
Mental Health Services in 
Laurel, Miss, and a staff coun- 

selor at the Hattiesburg (Miss.) 
Emergency Girls Shelter. 

Moulton was an adjunct 
faculty member at St. 
Bonaventure University and a 
faculty member at Jamestown 
(N.Y.) Community College. 

Since joining 
Northwestern's faculty, Moulton 

has co-authored 16 publica- 
tions national, regional and state 
journals, has taken part in 
approximately 50 professional 
presentations and has received 
funding for nine grant propos- 

Six other publications are 
now in review. 

University presented with endowed professorships 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

The University was presented with a $40,000 matching funds check from the 
Board of Regents by Dr. Joseph Savoie, Commisioner of Higher Education. The 
Regents matched the donation given by the family of Arthur Chopin Watson. 
The contribution created several endowed professorships for the University. At 
the presentation were: (1 to r) State Representative Jimmy Long, Board of 
Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System Member Dr. Ed Anders, 
Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Joseph Savoie, University President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb and daughters of Watson. 

Spanish students treated to rare 
experience over the summer 

Ericca Reynolds 
Sauce Reporter 

Estudio Internacional 
Sampere taught Spanish to six 
NSU students in Spain this past 

Karly Pierre, Nikki Walker, 
Kristy Jones, George Kampa, 
Detawn Rodrigues, and Heath 
Crawford were the students that 
decided to take their Spanish 
studies abroad. All of which 
were accompanied by NSU 
Spanish professor, Mrs. Comfort 
Pratt- Panford. 

This was the first year for 
NSU students to have this kind 
opportunity, and also it was the 
first time for Comfort to partici- 
pate in the prcgram. 

"I was so excited? It was like 
a dream come true for me," said 

Comfort wanted to start this 
program at NSU because she 
believes that a language is not 
just speaking, but it's the whole 

"When students are in a class- 
room to learn Spanish, they 
think of it as just another sub- 
ject," said Comfort. 

Karly Pierre shares the same 
feeling. "You don't see how it's 
used every day when only 
attending class three days a 

According to Mrs. Comfort, 
emersion is the best way to 
acquire a language. If students 
have the opportunity to travel 
abroad to learn a language, that 

adds the missing chip and really 
makes the learning experience 

"Being there made it easier 
for me to speak Spanish. I 
learned much more by being 
there than sitting in a classroom 
here because I was directly 
exposed to the culture," said 

Each member of the group 
agreed the reason for going to 
Spain was that it would be a 
"great opportunity to not only 
learn the language but get a cul- 
tural experience as well." 

"By studying abroad, it was 
like a hands on approach to 
learning Spanish because not 
only were there the teachers but 
you're host family were teach- 
ing you also," said Jones. 

What Comfort most enjoyed 
about the trip was the effect it 
had on the students. 

"I would watch the students' 
improvement everyday," said 

Each student felt they bene- 
fitted by studying abroad. 

"For more than half of the 
day, someone is speaking to you 
in Spanish as opposed to going 
to a class for an hour," said 

"Not only did I learn the lan- 
guage better but I learned a lot 
about the importance of Spain," 
said Kampa. 

According to Comfort, the 
students have made great con- 
tacts for the future and now 
there is a better position to 

receive a great job. 

"I am so happy with my stu- 
dents. They showed me a lot of 
respect which at times was too 
much for me," laughed 

All of her expectations for the 
students were met. The students 
came back speaking better 
Spanish, they made good grades, 
they were exposed to much 
more culture, and they saw all 
of the important places in 

"There wasn't enough time! 
There was so much to see and 
do that would benefit them," 
said Comfort. 

As of right now, the course 
lasts for six weeks and in those 
six weeks, a student earns six 
college credits. Comfort is con- 
sidering increasing the course 
two more weeks which would 
allow the students to gain an 
additional three credits. 

The price for the course is 
$4,000.00 which includes air- 
fare, home stay with a Spanish 
family, tuition in Spain and NSU, 
and books. 

Any student that is interest- 
ed, please contact Comfort as 
soon as possible at 357-6272. 
Comfort believes that this pro- 
gram will grow rapidly. 

"If everyone does their part, 
people are going to hear about 
us and they will think 'hey, if I 
go to NSU, I will learn some- 
thing,'" she added. "And they 
will come.. .you'll see." 

Student Government 

Intent to file forms can be found in the SGA 
office, Room 221 Student Union. 
Call 357-4501 for more information. 



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Dr. Webb stands with the recipients of the Staff and Faculty Achievement Awards. Six university staff and 2 faculty received awards for 
thirty years of service at NSU. 

NSU honors eight of its 
faculty and staff for 
thirty years of service 

Toby Danna 
Sauce Reporter 

The University honored 
faculty and staff members who 
have reached their thirtieth 
anniversary at the University 
this year. 

University President Dr. 
Randall Webb presented a 
commemorative plaque to the 
honorees' at a faculty/staff 
luncheon held at the Faculty 
Institute. Staff Achievement 
Awards were presented to Anna 
Airhart of the Computer Center, 
Delcie Levasseur of External 
Affairs, Peggy Crowder of 
Business Affairs, Loran Lindsey 
of the Physical Plant, Gay 
Frederick of the Registrar's 
office and McKinley Monette, Jr. 
of University Maintenance. 

Dr. Stanley Chadick of the 
Department of Mathematics 
and Thomas Whitehead of the 
Department of Journalism 
received Faculty Achievement 
awards. Chadick and 

Whitehead also received gold 
medallions to be worn at 

graduation ceremonies. 

"We consider all of our 
faculty and staff to be 
excellent," University President 
Randall Webb said. "We 
especially appreciate the 
opportunity to reward people, 
who have been faithful and loyal 
to the University." 

Chadick believes the awards 
give professors a way to be 
recognized by their peers and 

"The award is really a neat 
sort of thing," Chadick 
continued. "Too many times in 
other places, people will spend 
their life at a job and retire. 
That will be all there is to it. It 
is nice to have your work 
recognized and valued." 

Dr. Stan Chadick came to 
the University thirty years ago, 
just after receiving his doctorate 
from the University of 
Tennessee at Knoxville. Of the 
eight graduates from the 
doctoral program in 
mathematics, Chadick received 
the highest starting salary, 
beginning as a professor here at 

Chadick felt Natchitoches 
was a natural fit for him. 

"One of the reasons I came 
here was because I was raised 

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attracted to the Red River Valley, 
and its community feel." 

During the past thirty years, 
Chadick has served as 
Curriculum Coordinator for the 
Louisiana School as well as 
being the first Director of the 
Louisiana Scholars' College. 

Chadick commented that 
serving as director at Scholar's 
College proved challenging. 

"Getting the Louisiana 
Scholars' College off the ground 
was unbelievable," Chadick 
said. "There are so many really 
wonderful people I have worked 
with over the years, and I could 
be here forever naming their 

"Of course, I have enjoyed 
my time with the Math 
Department most of all," 
Chadick continued. "I think we 
have the greatest sense of 
camaraderie and community. 
My job is more fun today than it 
was thirty years ago. Being a 
math professor here at 
Northwestern is the greatest job 
in the world." 

Tommy Whitehead came to 
Northwestern after spending a 
year as a high school teacher in 
Clinton, Louisiana while 
completing his master's thesis 
from Boston University. 
Whitehead experienced little 
difficulty in his first few years as 
an instructor at Northwestern. 

"When I first started, I was 
only 22 years old," Whitehead 
remembered. "Some of my 
students were older than me. 
This might have been a problem 
if I made a big deal about it, but 
I didn't." 

Whitehead's list of 

accomplishments in the past 
thirty years include serving as a 
member of the Louisiana Film 
and Video Commission under 
Governors' Edwin Edwards, 
Dave Treen, and Buddy Roemer, 
director of the University's 
International Student Exchange 
Program, advisor to the student 
media, Chair of the Institutional 
Effectiveness Committee, and 
office facilitator for the filming 
of Steel Magnolias. 

"I was the first person to be 
hired and the last on the 
payroll," Whitehead remarked 
about his experience with Steel 
Magnolias. "As office facilitator, 
I helped referee the craziness, 
handled expense accounts and 
basically solved whatever 
problems needed solving. It was 
a very rich experience." 

Whitehead is especially 
proud of his relationship with 
the late local folk artist 
Clementine Hunter. 

"She called me her white 
son," Whitehead said. "We 
were very close. She was a very 
important and meaningful 
person in my life from 1966 to 

Whitehead's greatest joy in 
teaching at the University has 
been interaction with the 

" The most interesting part 
about working here is being in 
touch with the students," 
Whitehead said. "It's always a 
changing cast, good and bad. 
We sometimes don't realize how 
fortunate we are to have 
interaction with young people 
who are searching and 
discovering. They are a source 
of great joy." 


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Kim Sayer 
Sauce Reporter 

The freshman aren't the 
only new faces around the 
campus this year. The 
University has a total of 42 new 

More professors were 
needed this year due to the 
increase in students and to fill 
the gaps that were left behind 
by professors that retired, 
changed to other universities or 
simply moved on. 

Each year a national 
accreditation team comes in to 
evaluate and determines exactly 
how much faculty is going to be 
needed for the following school 
year based upon the previous 
year's enrollment, and by the 
amount of students that have 

already registered. 

Each department thej 
prepares a search list. The list i 
then sent to be advertised in . 
national journal with the 
professional society. The aq 
states the positions available 
and the qualifications needed. 

The qualification to become 
a certified professor is set bj 
SAC, Southern Association ol 
College Standards. Mos 
professors have a doctors) 
preparation, master') 
preparation, or special talent! 
in things such as theater an<| 

"All the professors at NSl! 
meet the SAC requirement," Dt 
Tom Burns, Vice President d 
Academics said. "To find 
teachers is easy. We like to have 
a variety to choose from though 
The professors we've hired thj 
year are exceptional and verj 
well qualified." 




New Professors 

College of Business 
Mr, Marcus D. Jones 
Ms. Barbara Russell 
Dr. Jack Russell 

College of Education 
Dr, Reagan Curtis 
Ms. Brenda Hanson 

College of Nursing 
Ms. Debra Baggetf 
Ms. Cindy Brocato 
Ms. Hilda Brown 
Ms. Deborah Humphery 
Dr. Sandra Sayles 
Mr. James Murrell 
Ms. Mary Powell 

Scholars College 

Dr. Alexei Muravitski 

Dr. Patricia Phelps 

Department of Biolog 


Mr. John Byrd 

Dr. Steven Gabrey 

Dr. Ahmad Darvish 

Department of Art 
Dr. Roberta Walters 

Department of CAPA 
Mr. Christopher Faster 
Dr. Janette Ralston 
Mr. Scott York 

Department of Psychology 
Ms. Virginia Cecchini 
Dr, Cynthia Lindsey 

Department of Health & HP 
Ms. Tara Gal lien 

Department of IET 
Dr. Adam Jan ik 
Dr. Glenn Moffett 

Department of journalism 
Ms. Mary Beth K. Brocato 
Mr. Neil A Ralston 

Dept. of Language & Corr 

Dr. Jim Cruise 

L>r. Joe Hardin 

Dr. Julie Kane 

Ms. Helen Sugarman 

Department of Mathemal 
Dr. Craig Bauer 
Mr. Charles Burns. Jr. 

Department of Social Scic 
Mr. Bob Brooks 
Mr. Frank Kyle 
al Dr. Brennan Martain 

Department of FACS 
Ms. Nancy Alexander 
Ms. Audrey Jo Weaver 

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letters they will possibly wear 

for the rest of their life. 

Even before school began, 

hired thu signs, flyers, and posters hung 

and verj 'all over the University's campus. 

It was some of the first 

indications that rush week had 


Fraternity members even go 
through workshops before Rush 
to help guide them through 
conversations in the most 
important week of the year. 

On Aug. 29, Formal Rush 
began with a convocation and 
an open forum welcoming new 
rushees. Then rushees were led 
by Rho Alpha's (fraternity 
members who guide the groups 
of rushees) to visit the six 
Here, the 
their first 
glimpse into 
the world of a fraternity. 

"A couple of them seemed 
just to be about partying, and 
that's it," freshman rushee, 
Jacob Doucet said after his first 
day of rush. "I liked the 
fraternities that knew it wasn't 
just all about partying." 

"There were some 
fraternity's that were real 
formal about everything," 
sophomore rushee, Cory 
Cordoba described. "They were 
really nice to you and there 
Were some fraternity's that just 
dressed casual, like it was no big 

The groups 
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ptate through 
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Pteet members 
land receive a 
better understanding of the 
''fraternity life in the chapters. 
"We talk to rushees about 

sports, social 
service and 
James Creswell, Theta Chi, said. 

"We met them, introduced 
ourselves and had a video that 
we had set up," Kyle Thomas, Pi 
Kappa Phi, said. "We also had 
some hors'dourves and tried to 
get them interested in Pi Kappa 
Phi and give them background 
and showed them what we 
were all about." 

Last Tuesday, the 
fraternities and rushees took a 
break and enjoyed an all 
Greek exchange at the Student 
Union Ballroom with the 
sororities on campus. Rushees 
were able to meet the girls in 
the sororities and hear their 
opinions on Greek life. 







day of 
visitations. This time the rushees 
were able to choose their top 
three fraternities and stay at the 
parties for as long a time or as 
short a time as they wanted to. 
Finally, the rushees began 
making their decisions. 

How do rushees determine 
which fraternities are the best? 

"The ones that weren't 
honest with us are the ones that 
weren't honest with 
themselves," Cordoba said. "The 
ones that were honest with us, 
and were honest about what 
they were about were the best 

"I liked the ones that would 
come to me and it wasn't me 
going to them," 
Doucet said. "I 
wanted them 
telling me what 
they were all 
about. If they 

could remember my name and 
if they showed to me they 
wanted to know me and wanted 
me, then I would want them." 

Thursday, the last night of 
rush, the fraternities held 
informal parties. Swim parties, 
ski parties, and cookouts were 
just a few of the 
ways the 
fraternities and the 
rushees may have 
concluded their 
week. The 
rushee's job was 
over, and the fraternity selection 
process began. 

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vote," John Michael 
McConnell, Kappa Alpha, said. 
"If one guy has a problem 
during the discussions, he 
doesn't get chosen." 

On Friday, bid cards were 
handed out in the union. A 
rushee may have received 
anywhere from zero to several 
bids from fraternities. 
Afterward receiving the bids, 
the rushee chose his fraternity. 
The individual fraternities 
knew by that night how many 
new members accepted their 
bids. The fraternities will turn 
in the 
number of 
members to 
the Office 

of Greek Life today. 

The rushees became 
pledges and attended various 
Bid night parties on their first 
night as a fraternity members. 
Along with parties, pledges may 
now be vulnerable to hazing. 
Even though the university has 
a strict policy on hazing, 
rumors have flown around the 
campus for years about secret 
hazing. Most fraternities take 
rush week to emphasize their 
no hazing policies. 

"Hazing is 
always thrown 
out of context," 
Korey Keith, 
Kappa Sigma, 
said. "Hazing is not a problem 
in Kappa Sigma, anymore. It's 
over and done with, and there 
are better ways to get guys to 
appreciate you and to build 
brotherhood without hazing." 

"We've had guys come up 
to us and ask us about hazing," 
Thomas said "There is no 
hazing whatsoever in Pi Kappa 

"Sigma Nu is founded on 
the policy of no hazing and it's 
one of the reasons I joined 
Sigma Nu," Jeff Montague, 
Sigma Nu said. 

Rushees also emphasize 
their strong views on this 

controversial topic during rush 

"I not paying 
money to stand 
up in front of 
people and have 
my ass-whipped and then have 
those people call me a brother," 
Cordoba stated. 

Fraternities are under 
scrutiny by the IFC, 
Interfraternity Council, on what 
they can do. 

"The Interfraternity 
Council is the governing body 
over the fraternities, basically 
they set up the rules regarding 
rush and social guidelines and 
plan all-greek events," Duke 
Johnson, Greek Advisor, said. 

Rules for Rush Week 
include no alcohol at any of the 
parties and during the time 
designated as quiet hours, 
rushees may not have contact 
with fraternity members. 

As rush week ends, the 
process of getting new members 
is not 

Fraternity Open Rush is ongoing 
and the fraternities are 
always on the lookout 
for a potential brother. 
"I have enjoyed my 
whole fraternity 
experience and, if I could 
change anything about the 
Greek system, it would be to get 
more guys involved and get 
more guys to rush," Keith said. 





never thought about being in a 

"I was definitely anti- 
fraternity," Cordoba said. 
"Fraternities aren't what I 
thought it was. I found out that 
they accept you for who 
you are." 

"I just thought it was 
a bunch of guys always 
throwing parties," 
Doucet said. "I didn't 
know what brotherhood 
and now I know what it is." 

Both Cordoba and Doucet 
became members of Sigma Nu 




"I saw that these guys were 
respected around campus, and I 
thought I'd like to be a part of 
that." Doucet said. 

f I 
on Sigma 
N u 
because I 

am a sophomore, and I have 
been here for a year and know 
the guys," Cordoba added. "I 
know the guys were nice to me 
regardless if I was in their 
fraternity or not." 

Jeremy Shaw, sophomore, 
did not go through rush 
because of time restraints, but 
encourages others. 

"I would tell guys to rush, 
because it's fun and it's a good 
experience," Shaw 
For most rushees, last 
week was just the 
beginning of the 
experience. Whichever 
fraternity he joined, the 
experience will last a lifetime. 




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Melissa A. Robertson 
Features Editor 

If you're from the 
Shreveport area, you've 
probably noticed some strange 
occurrences in the corn fields. 

No, no one is building a 
baseball field for dead baseball 
players. And UFO's haven't 
landed, leaving their confusing 
crop circles. 

Instead, Shreveport native 
Mike Billings and his family 
have started a "maze craze" in 
their own backyard with the 

The MAiZE, created by 
maze designer Brett Herbst, 

challenges the wits of adults 
and children alike with two 
miles of mind-boggling twists 
and turns. Herbst of Salmon, 
Idaho has designed a total of 
45 mazes, including 
27 similar corn 
field mazes, 
across the United 
States. The first 
MAiZE, founded in 
American Fork, 
Utah, became the 
largest corn maze 
in the United States. 
The MAiZE drew 18,000 
people during its first three 
weeks. Herbst's outdoor 
"corny" attractions have 
gathered more than 300,000 
people since its founding in 

Herbst refers to his 
creations as "good, farming 

fun." At the beginning, Herbst 
had no intentions of grandeur; 
he was simply pursuing a 

hobby. Now, four years 
after completing his 
first maze, Herbst 
and his family work 
around the clock constantly 
designing his MAiZE's. 
The Shreveport MAiZE, 
covering eight acres of 
corn, is unique to 
Louisiana. Herbst 
designed the MAiZE in 
the shape of 
Louisiana with a 
riverboat image at 
the bottom of the 
maze and the word 
"Louisiana" across 
the top. 

The correct pathway 
through the Shreveport MAiZE 
takes only 1 5 minutes from 

start to finish. However, 
because of the 85 decision 
points and constant swerves 
and curves, most maze-goers 
take at least one hour to 
complete the maze. 

The MAiZE, located on 
Hwy 71, 9.5 miles north of I- 
220 [Texarkana exit], opened 
September 3 and will continue 
to confuse maze -goers until 
October 30. Visitors can 
experience the MAiZE Monday, 
Wednesday and Thursday from 
4-9 p.m., Friday from 4-10 p.m 
and Saturday from 1 a.m. to 
10 p.m. Cost is $5.50 for 
adults and $3.50 for children. 
Discounts are offered for 
families and groups. 
Reservations can be made by 
calling 1-877-802-4410. 

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Page 8 

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September 7, 1999 

MTV video music awards '9/9/99' are finally here 

Raechal Leone 
A&E Editor 

It's that time of year again; 
On September 9, the boy bands 
will put extra gel in their hair, 
Kid Rock will get liquored up 
backstage and Ricky you-know- 
who will perform the song that 
made him a pop phenomenon 
yet another time at the 1999 
MTV Video Music Awards. 

Chris Rock is slated to host 
the event, which will be held at 
New York City's Metropolitan 
Opera House. The diverse line- 
up of scheduled performers 
includes Ricky Martin, Lauryn 
Hill, Kid Rock, Jay-Z, Nine Inch 
Nails, DMX, TLC and the 
Backstreet Boys. 

Unfortunately, the list of 
performers may be the only 
diverse aspect of this year's 

show. There is a group of about 
five videos that appear in a 
ridiculous number of categories. 
Predictably, this small group 
includes MTV staples such as 
Britney Spears, Will Smith and 

The kind of videos every- 
one over 14-years-old publicly 
loathes, yet secretly enjoys 
watching. Someone has to be 
watching them, for this many 

Bad videos aside, the MTV 
Video Music Awards are usually 
funny and unpredictable, and 
the great live performances def- 
initely make the show worth 
watching. (Remember 
Madonna's performance of 
"Vogue" about nine years ago?) 

Of course, the residents of 
Natchitoches will have to hear 
about the show from out-of- 

File Photo 
Chris Rock gets ready for another 
go as host of the MTV music video 

The nominees are: 

Viewer's Choice Award 

Backstreet Boys 
Ricky Martin 

Kid Rock 
Jennifer Lopez 

"I Want it That 

"Can I Get A...?" 
"Freak On A 

"Livin' La Vida 

"Tearing Up My 

"No Scrubs" 

Best New Artist 

"My Name Is" 


"If You Had My Love" 

"Blue Monday" 

Best Video of the Year 

Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" 

Lauryn Hill ' "Doo Wop (That Thing)" 

Korn "Freak On A Leash" 

Ricky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca" 

Will Smith "Wild Wild West" 

Best Male Video of the Year 

Eminem "My Name Is" 

Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away" 

Ricky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca" 

Will Smith "Miami" 

Best Female Video of the Year 

Lauryn Hill "Doo Wop (That Thing)" 

Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love" 

Madonna "Beautiful Stranger" 

Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 

Best Group Video of the Year 

Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" 

Limp Bizkit "Nookie" 

N'Sync "Tearing Up My Heart" 

Sugar Ray "Every Morning" 

TLC "No Scrubs" 

Best Dance Video of the Year 

Cher "Believe" 
Fatboy Slim "Praise You" 

Jordan Knight "Give It To You" 

Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love" 

Ricky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca" 

Best Rock Video of the Year 

Limp Bizkit "Nookie" 

Korn "Freak On A Leash" 

Kid Rock "Bawitdaba" 

Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away" 

Offspring "Pretty Fly (for a White 


Best Pop Video of the Year 

Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" 

Jennifer Lopez "If You Had My Love" 

Ricky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca" 

N'Sync "Tearing Up My Heart" 

Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" 

Best Artist Website 

Red Hot Chili Peppers 
David Bowie 
Jennifer Lopez 
Massive Attack 
Sheryl Crow 
Smashing Pumpkins 
Limp Bizkit 

Breakthrough Video 

Busta Rhymes "Gimme Some More" 

Eminem feat. Dr. Dre "Guilty Conscience" 
Fatboy Slim "Praise You" 

Korn "Freak on a Leash" 

U.N.K.L.E. "Rabbit in your Headlights" 

Best Special Effects 

Black Eyed Peas "Joints and Jams" 

Best Rap Video of the Year 


"Ruff Ryder's Anthem 

2 Pac 
(Stop Drop)" 

r Nas feat. Puff Daddy 

Busta Rhymes feat. 
Janet Jackson 


Will Smith 

"What's it Gonna Be?!" 

"Freak on a Leash" 

"Nothing Really Matters" 

"Can I Get A...?" 
"Hate Me Now" 

Blair Witch fact or fiction 

Joni Naquin 
Sauce Reporter 

Now that Natchitoches' own 
Parkway Cinema decided to 
finally carry the Blair Witch 
Project, the theater will soon be 
responsible for some sleepless 
nights for the fearful at heart 

Blair Witch has become a 
phenomenon across the country 
and it won't stop in little ol' 
Natchitoches. It's become a 
bona-fide sensation. The movie 
had a tiny budget (approximate- 
ly $40,000) and an even smaller 

The three main characters 
take a weekend camping trip 
into the Maryland wilderness in 
search of a legendary (ficti- 
tious) Blair Witch. 

The trio interviews locals 
and pilgrimage deep into the 
woods in search of the Blair 
Witch. Before long, all hell 
breaks loose as the group is 
haunted by strange sounds in 
the night, losing their way in the 
wilderness, and become fright- 
ened to tears by unknown visi- 
tors in the night. The movie 
leaves the audience with the 
characters terrifying screams 
ringing in the ears and chills 
down the spine -for at least five 

minutes anyway. 

Even more remarkable than 
the movie itself, is the method 
of producing this movie. 
Filmmakers decided to use con- 
sumer grade camcorders, anti- 
quated 16 mm film equipment, 
unknown actors, and filmed a 
pseudo documentary in true 
documentary fashion. 

The actors were even 
trained to use the equipment 
themselves. They were also set 
loose to pursue their adventure 
as if they really were the char- 
acters. The actors, by the way, 
used their real-life names in the 
movie which possibly aided 
them in becoming their charac- 
ters. Each day the 
actors; Heather 
Donahue, Michael 
Williams, and 
Joshua Leonard 
(who, by the way, 
are still alive at the 
present time) would 
find milk crates 
stocked with food, 
directions on what 
to do and what to 
film. As each day 
progress they were 
asked to hike on less 
and less food. 

Unlike higher 
budget horror flicks, 

there exists no scary music and 
no gore, but the filmmakers 
pulled off a scarier and more 
successful movie than even the 
higher budgeted The Haunting, 
which was also released earlier 
this summer. 

The Blair Witch Project's 
new concept of production 
provides for a horror movie that 
actually works and is worth the 
ticket price. Even the extreme 
shaky camerawork that turns 
off some viewers, help add to 
the terror of Blair Witch. It may 
not be completely convincing at 
times, but audiences won't run 
to camp in the woods after see- 
ing the movie, that's for sure. 

town friends or catch it on 
satellite, since MTV isn't avail- 
able here. 

However, if you are able to 
tune into the awards, there are a 
few categories that should be 
interesting, such as best male, 
female and group video of the 
year. Each of these categories 
includes last year's winner, Will 
Smith, Madonna and the 
Backstreet Boys, respectively. 

MTV has always been very 

loyal to these artists, but will 
they choose Madonna or Britney 
Spears? Will Smith or Ricky 
Martin? It's the old versus the 
new generation of pop, and I'm 
betting that MTV voters will 
lean more toward new acts like 
Jennifer Lopez and N'Sync. 

This year, there is also a best 
artist website category, which 
includes Limp Bizkit, Sheryl 
Crow, Smashing Pumpkins and 
David Bowie, among others. 

Only MTV could find a way to 
get these artists in the same cat- 

Below is a partial list of 
some of the nominees and the 
categories they are competing 

Look for the MTV Music 
Video Awards this Thursday on 
MTV at 8:00 p.m. 

Weekend's top ten movies 

Bruce Willis' latest effort, 
"The Sixth Sense", topped the 
weekend box office for the fifth 
weekend in a row, grossing 
$20.1 million over the holiday 

The thriller narrowly 
missed doubling the gross of its 

closest competitor, 
Thirteenth Warrior", 


lion to its total domestic gross of 
$19.8 million. The Warner 
Bros, comedy stars Hugh Grant 
as a man trying to fit into his 
fiance's Mafia family. 

The Pierce Bronsan drama 
"The Thomas Crown Affair" 
placed sixth for the holiday 
weekend, with a gross of $4.7 


"The Thirteenth Warrior" 
was the only new film to break 
into the top six box office spots. 
The other new movies, "In Too 
Deep", "The Astronaut's Wife" 
and "The Muse", placed sev- 
enth, ninth and tenth, respec- 

had an 

gross of 

$10.3 million. 

The Richard Gere 
and Julia Roberts 
vehicle "Runaway 
Bride" came in a dis- 
tant third place for 
the weekend with a 
gross of $6.9 million. 

In fourth place 
was Universal's 
"Bowfinger", starring 
Eddie Murphy, Steve 
Martin and Heather 
Graham. In its third 
weekend at theaters, 
the comedy grossed 
$6.6 million. 

In its second 
weekend at . the box 
office, "Mickey Blue 
Eves" added $5.4 mil- 

File Photo 

Bruce Willis stars in the supernatural thriller "The Sixth Sense." The film has 
been atop the weekend box office five weeks in a row. 

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appreciated nonetheless. 

This year, while I am sure I may help 
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do more for you than provide the quickest 
route to your science class. 

For those of you who do not know me 
I am your Student Government President 
and the Editor of The Current Sauce. 

I hope you do not mistake my intent in 
this column for some call for praise and 
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to sign autographs. 

I simply want to make my services 
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While the 
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same here, I hope to combine the influ- 
ence of the two positions to further repre- 
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At this point I am sure you are asking: 
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Nothing more than my scholarships, I 
assure you. 

Do not worry about me, I do not need 
your donations for my sacrifices. 

So let's get back to youl 

How can I help you? 

First, I do not mind asking questions 
on your behalf. Especially if I cannot 
answer them myself. 

Also, if you ever have an issue come 
up in which you do not know how to solve 

or you do not feel comfortable solving it by 
yourself, call me and I will help. I cannot 
promise you the results you want but I can 
find answers. 

Do not forget the most effective means 
of representation... the press. How can 
you go unheard? Every week 3500 copies 
are printed and distributed around cam- 
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question or solution to your problem will 
read about it and contact you. 

So whatever you need, whether it is 
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And that's the bottom line 

Well, well, well here we 
are again for another beautiful 
fall semester at Northwestern. 
Another summer gone and 
most everyone has returned. 

Some are wiser from a 
hard, hot laborious summer 
job. Some are lazier after sit- 
ting around on their collective 
rears and letting mommy and 
daddy pay for everything. And 
then there are those that are in 
awe of what they are currently 

In case you haven't figured 
it out this last group of people 
I refer to are the proverbial 
• freshmen; the young men and 
women who are away from 
their nice comfortable beds 
and their home cooked meals 
for perhaps the first times in 
their life. 

They have traded warm 
beds for hard ones, home 
cooked meals for the Aramark 
special and hot showers for the 
famous "Rapides Hall Frozen 
Willie's Wild Ride." 

They have come for many 
reasons. A quality education is 
atop the list of some, as it 

should be, but for most of 
these young men and women 
the reason they are at college is 
to party as much as they can 
before their grades come to 
their homes in December. And 
after that I don't think we'll be 
seeing much of them again. 

While that sounds harsh, 
it is a sad fact of all colleges not 
just our. The freshman class 
dwindles down considerably 
once the spring semester rolls 
around. I hate to see it happen, 
but it's true. Nothing would 
make me happier to see all of 
the new students here go all 
the way and receive that 
degree. But unfortunately, all 
most care about is Thursday 
night and going to the Body. 

Hey, I'm not an old fogey. I 
like to go out and have just as 
good time a time as the next 
guy, but there's a point of 
when to stop. And you'll real- 
ize that point has come and 
probably gone when those 
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Letters to the 

Student unsatisfied with fee 
payment process 

Religious columnist 
found repetitive 

For some time now, Ben 
and I have observed weekly 
columns in the Current Sauce 
discussing Christianity, being 
"saved", and the like. While 
both of us believe that choos- 
ing one's own path is a basic 
human right, we see very little 
point in continuing these rep- 
etitious articles. 

Let's think about this logi- 
cally. The Current Sauce's 
readers can be divided into 
two basic groups: 1) Those 
who are Christian. 2) Those 
who have read these many 
articles and remain non- 
Christian. What's the point? 
The first group has attained 
'salvation'. The second group 
has already heard the mes- 
sage... repeatedly. At best, the 
second group will simply 
ignore the articles. At worst, 
these essays will make them 
antagonistic towards funda- 
mentalist religions. 

Our point is this: These 
articles repeatedly tell the 
campus that one must be 
Christian or in the end he/she 
is going to get it. We are not 
'rying to tread on the freedom 

of press, however, we feel that 
it is hypocritical to use this 
freedom to dictate, with no 
proof other than your own 
beliefs, that your way is The 
Way and it is the only path 
anyone should follow. Ben and 
I are not, as I feel you might 
suspect, members of the same 
belief system. Our beliefs are 
actually as different as night 
and day - expect for one very 
important area. We respect 
one another's beliefs enough 
not to feel that we must con- 
vert each other or call each 
other to "submission". (I, 
Marcie, personally take 
offense to this word being 
directed toward me) . We typ- 
ically would only admonish 
another person when deliber- 
ate harm was being inflicted 
on someone else or ourselves. 

Why must an article be 
printed every week calling our 
diverse student population to 
submit to a single belief sys- 
tem? Yes, we have freedoms in 
America, but freedom means 
responsibility and that means 
respect (of other cultures, 
beliefs, etc.) If we feel like 

speaking up concerning reli- 
gion, why don't we act as 
scholars: Write an informative 
column in which the author 
elaborates on different aspects 
of his/her belief system yet 
does not attempt to convert the 
entire student body. In this 
manner, everyone can learn 
about these beliefs if they wish 
to, whether they are a part of 
it or not, in a non-threatening 
and non-offensive manner. 
Isn't learning and expanding 
your horizons what college is 
really all about? 


Marcie Kimball and Benjamin 

Senior Physics Students 

It happens every year... 
Okay, twice a year. There are 
dates you have to remember 
that come every 365. Being 
married, I am made well 
aware of this. I am expected to 
know and prepare for things 
like anniversaries and birth- 
days, and usually expected to 
be better and better prepared 
eveiy year. Fortunately, I man- 
age to have cards, presents and 
whatever else goes along with 
these certain dates. Otherwise, 
my wife would probably be on 
death row and lid be in that 
great News22 in the sky. 

Most of the first year stu- 
dents canit yet identify with 
those aspects of life which I 
just mentioned. Theyire not 
married. But, there is one 
aspect of college life that I, the 
freshman and Northwestern 
students of every vintage can 
appreciate and collectively yell 
for justice about: our old 
friend fee payment. 

First off all, if you donit 
think thereis a problem with 
fee payment you need mental 
help or you need to go to a fed- 
eral prison. Fee payment is the 
method by which all students 
pay for college, and by which 
most receive the funds to pay 
for it. If it goes long, you go 
from your time to cutting on 
the students time, which 
means they miss meetings, 
work and even classes. Yes, no 

matter what anyone tells us we 
will skip class for fee payment. 
One class that we can miss 
anyway is not worth going a 
day or two longer without our 
ID to get in the dorms or to 
access our meal plans or use 
our financial aid to buy books. 

My experience with fee pay- 
ment was not my worst, nei- 
ther was it close to my best. It 
took two hours to get through. 
Though you have to consider 
that I only was in line for the 
fee sheet table, cashiers, the ID 
line, and the parking sticker 
line. There were two workers 
at fee payment who I noticed 
had just come in about the 
time I got there, and I vividly 
remember them being repri- 
manded for being late. Had 
these individuals been on time, 
the other students and I might 
of had our fee payment line 
time cut by thirty minutes or 
so. This probably isnit the 
worst student experience a 
student had, but I have yet to 
hear that anyone just shot 
through the lines. 

That being said, I have been 
through several fee payments 
at this school, and I will admit 
there have even been a couple 
of falls when I have gone 
through the process in less 
than half an hour. That was 
absolutely not the case this 
semester. We knew there was 
going to be large influx of stu- 

dents this year. There always is 
in the fall. Yes, this was the 
largest incoming freshman 
class NSU has ever seen, and 
believe me, if you work for 
Financial Aid I feel for you 
there. But you knew it was 
going to happen. It happens 
twice a year. Twice. Can you 
imagine the upswing in grade- 
point-averages if all classes 
met only twice a year for one 
or two tests? Or if you had to 
go to work two days a year? 
Now, Iim not saying fee pay- 
ment is all that FA does, but fee 
payment is a big deal, and the 
length of the process has been 
a problem long before I came 
here when there was still a 
fourth column. Iim not blam- 
ing anyone for the situation, 
but something needs to be 
done. I would ask... no, chal- 
lenge those involved in the 
process to look for some way to 
cut the time down. I even have 
a suggestion. Split fee payment 
up like you did registration, 
Not departmentally, but do 
some of the process, like 
jnaybe a few of the larger 
groups of letters at other sites, 
like in the Student Union 
building or the A.A. Fredericks 
Auditorium. Come on people. 
If I can remember to send my 
mother-in-law a card on her 
birthday, anything is possible. 

Michael Liberto 




Page 10 

With Four 
Wins To 
Start The 

Bryan Satawa 
Sauce Reporter 

The Lady Demon 
volleyball team opened 
the season in a 
smashing fashion 
winning four of the 
five games they played 
last week. 

The Demons 
opened the season 
against Centenary in 
Shreveport and came 
away with a 3- 1 (1 5-4, 
15-10, 6-15 15-6) 
victory. Lauren 
Thorman had nine ace 
serves and Christina 
Stone had nine kills for 
the Demons in the 
season opener for both 

New head coach 
James Onikeku was 
happy with the win 

"I really did not 
know what to expect 
and I am just happy to 
get the first win," 
Onikeku told. 

The Demons then 
traveled to Troy, 
Alabama to play in the 
Troy State volleyball 
tournament. In the 
first two matches on 
Friday the Demons 
played Mercer 
University and 
Samford. The Demons 
easily won both 
matches beating 
Mercer 3-0 (15-7, 15- 
6, 15-7) and Samford 

3- (16-14, 15-4, 15- 

On Saturday the 
Demons played New 
Orleans and lost their 
first match of the 
season 0-3 (14-16, 1- 
15, 6-15). In the last 
game of the 
tournament the 
Demons played Troy 
State. The Demons 
won the match in a five 
game thriller 3-2 (3- 
15, 16-14, 15-1, 15- 
17, 15-1 D.Jessica 
Smith led the way for 
the Demons in this 
match with 14 kills 
and 7 digs. Kim Hand 
and Lauren Thorman 
each had 1 1 kills in the 

With the win the 
Demons finished in 
second place at the 
tournament and left 
Troy, Alabama with a 

4- 1 record on the 

Next week the 
Demons will play at 
Grambling, and then 
travel to Tulsa, 
Oklahoma to play in 
the University of Tulsa 

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Kris Collinsworth threw for 94 yards in a first! , u ; t a 

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Tony Taylor shined among the Demon football player rushing for 144 yards on 22 
carries. Tony also had the only touchdown, a one-yard trip over the goal line. 

Lord leads him to NSU 

Onikeku new head vball coach 

Cade Brumlky 
Sauce Reporter 

As the NSU volleyball 
demons take the court this fall, 
they will be under the 
leadership of first year coach, 
James Onikeku. 

Onikeku, a devout 
Christian, is originally from 
Lagos, Nigeria. 

The desire for a college 
education brought Onikeku to 
the United States in 1985. 
Onikeku enrolled at Tennessee 
Temple University and was 
disappointed when he 
discovered there was no men's 
volleyball team. 

So what did he do? He 
concentrated his efforts to 
soccer, where he was awarded a 
scholarship and was able to 
continue his education. 
Onikeku graduated from 
Tennessee Temple in 1 990 with 

a bachelor's degree in General 
Business Administration. 

During this time, he began 
his duties as assistant volleyball 
coach under the direction of 
head coach Jeff Rector. From 
1989- 1994 TTU was able to 
compile a record of over .500 in 
the NAIA. 

At the end of the 94 season, 
he moved to the University of 
Tennessee at Chattanooga 
where he landed another 
assistant coaching position. 
During this span of 4 years, 
Onikeku attained his masters in 
administration and supervision. 

Now, Onikeku is ready to 
bring the Lady Demons to the 
fountain of success. 

"Anything less than .500 
will be a disappointment," 
Onikeku said, regarding the 
upcoming season. 

Onikeku's first year goal is 
to make the conference 

tournament, which is certainly 
attainable considering the Lady 
Demon's 4-1 start. Onikeku 
stresses that his freshmen have 
been playing well in recent 

Also, Elizabeth Perez, a 
transfer student out of Miami- 
Dade Junior College is a great 
addition according to Onikeku. 

He expects leadership from 
his co- captains Lori Dyer and 
Kim Hand. Describing himself 
as an aggressive, demanding, 
and fun coach, Onikeku always 
strives for perfection. 

Onikeku who is also a 
Baptist missionary believes the 
Lord brought him to NSU. 

"If you seek, you will find" 
coach Onikeku told concerning 
his decision to come 


Women's' CC hopeful on season 

Jay Lyles 
Sauce Reporter 

Last year's Southland 
Conference fourth place 
women's' cross-country team, 
Northwestern State University, 
is gearing up for some very 
tough competition in the 
upcoming season. 

This year, the cross-country 
team will consist of eight girls. 
There will be four returning 
seniors: Chante" Daily, Liza 
Mulholland, Jody Weierholt and 
Molly Wingard. 

There will also be two 
sophomore runners, Kristy 
McDaniel and Emily Norton. 
Finally, rounding out the team 
will be two freshmen runners, 
Lisa Fortenberry and Crystal 

Second year assistant coach 
Silvia Salinas has a very positive 
outlook on the season. She said 

that her former five years of 
coaching in Texas and last 
year's experiences have helped 
her prepare better for this 

"I know more about the 
conference and the girls to look 
out for," Salinas said of how her 
former experience will be of 
help this year. 

Her realistic goals for the 
season are quite well defined 
despite tough competition from 
other schools in the conference. 

The girls hope to take at 
least third in the SLC, while 
placing three or four girls in the 
top 10. 

Salinas said that this would 
be hard because UTA and 
McNeese have prepared by 
loading up with foreign girls, 
and Stephen F. Austin has one of 
the larger teams in the SLC. 

The team members 
themselves are feeling positive 

about the season as well. 

"I'm nervous because we 
lost some girls from last season 
and had to pick up some new 
ones, but it's a good kind of 
nervous," said Daily, one of the 
teams returning seniors, when 
asked how she was feeling about 
this year's team. 

Wingard, another senior, 
said that she likes this season 
much better already. 

"We're feeling better this 
season because we have more 
miles in practice and we're 
feeling more conditioned," she 

Munsinger, the freshman 
out of Rusk, Texas, had a much 
different perspective on the 
team as she has come to NSU 
from high school. 

"It has been a big change 
but a good one," she said. 
"There's more team unity here." 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

The 7th -ranked 

Northwestern State Demons 
had a rash of turnovers 
Saturday at Mumford 

Eight turnovers gave the 
Southern Jaguars an 
advantage as the Demons 
dropped their season opener 

Safety Richard Gant caught 
two of the six interceptions by 
Southern, including one at the 
Jaguar 5 midway of the fourth 
quarter in a comeback 

Another botched pass 
hindered the Demon last- 
minute drive. Safety Edreece 
Brown grabbed a pass at the 
Jaguar 30 with 2:10 left as the 
Demons marched downfield. 

Another chink in the 
Demons attack came in the 
form of 14 penalties for 93 

Southern capitalized on a 
couple of Demon errors to 
take an early 6-0 lead on a 33 
and 26 yard field goal by 
Justin Mattingly. 

Southern increased its lead 
14-0 in the closing second of 
the fourth quarter on a 3 -yard 
run Ryan Lewis and a two- 
point conversion pass to 
An'trevion Joubert from Troy 

The Demons accumulated 
four first downs in the first 
half and senior quarterback 
Brad Spangler was bumped off 
for the night with a knee 

Then enter Aubrey Jones, a 
sophomore quarterback, who 


threw for 94 yards in a firstL^d 
time appearance, despiteL r3S £ 
throwing five interceptions. q 
Northwestern State got & ^ j ie , 
kickstart for Nathan Black lateL 00 £ e 
in the third quarter, who set upj^gh, 
a one-yard run for Demon Tony|^ e " (_ 
Taylor with a 27-yard punt' 

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posted 144 yards rushing whilej 
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Jaguar 9-yard line, but moved 
backward due to a holding 
penalty, which cause the; 

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Sanford. \ 
Southern shifted; 
momentum-changer with 3:02 t orvriii 
left in the third when Barrj[a<; 
Smith fumbled and Southern'" 

Channing Warner landed on| 
the ball at the NSU 16. 

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Northwestern State twiofl 
got inside the southern 30 in 
the fourth. Sanford nailed Hu| Reds 
third field goal of the night «Cubh 
44-yarder with 4:09 left] 
inching the Demon to 20- 1 3. | ^ 

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for the seventh straight year int^ 
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as the matchup was a sellout fori So? 

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yard on 25 attempts, eight completions, and five 
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S Briefs 

Comets win 
>0 | straight title 


The Houston Comets' 
a firstl ^ jj.^ WNBA championship 
les P ite Las for Kim. 
1S - One day after playing one 

S ot aLf her worst games, Cynthia 
:k late £ oper played one of her 
set U P toughest, scoring 24 points as 
nTonyL^g comets remained the 
1 punt league's only champion, 

beating the New York Liberty 
Tayloi l 59-47 Sunday. 
> whilej £ven in {he heat of the 
urpose| c j ?atn pi ons } 1 ip game, 

thoughts were never far from 
id the; comets guard Kim Ferret, 
moved i who died Aug. 1 9 following a 
loldln S seven -month battle with 
' cancer 

a cnntj «\y e said that Kim wasn't 

J here physically, but she was 

h 3:02 

definitely here in spirit/ 


forward Sheryl Swoopes said. 
Barryj wi y a j W ays be a part of 
the Comets." 
on j One banner read "3 for 
; 10" imploring the Comets to 
-eboard: ^ their third W NBA title for 
ten Lee ?cnoU w ho wore No. 10. The 
ie S°al; comets did just that by 
. j winning the final game of the 

; twl< n best-of- 3 series, 
i 30 ii| 

iled hiiReds Take Down 

»is ht * Cubbies 6-3 

9 left! 

0-13. I Sammy Sosa hit his major 
collidefljeggue-ieading 58th home 
year iflt j-uxi but the Cincinnati Reds 
r both] beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 
*sh « Monday. 

)th team s osa puUed four homers 
wo-yed ^ead of Mark McGwire with 
along solo shot in the third off 
27,195jjuan Guzman (5-2) that 
Stadium landed on Waveland Avenue, 
llout foa Sosa, six games ahead of 
the pace of his 66-homer 
I season of a year ago, also 
I walked and struck out twice, 
i He needs 12 homers in his 
\ final 26 games to tie 
1 McGwire's record. 
I Cincinnati remained four 
| games behind New York in 
the NL wild-card race, The 
Reds began the day 2 1/2 
games behind Houston in the 
ML Central. 

Ripken slugs 400th 

It's one milestone down 
and one to go for Cal Ripken 
after the Oriole third 
baseman slugged his 400th 
| career home run Thursday 
night in an 1 1-6 win over the 
Tampa Bay Devil Rays. 

Ripken . joined an 
Elusive circle of sluggers 
[whose membership now 
Mauds at 29 when he 
I connected for a three- run 
Isomer off right-hander 
jfelando Arrojo in the third 
inning. The homer, estimated 
at 372 feet, was his 16th of 
foe season and first since July 
25. He spent a month on the 
disabled list with nerve 
Station in his lower back 
before being activated 

Ripken also entered 
Thursday's game 32 hits 
s *tort of becoming the 24th 
%er to reach the 3,000 
in his career. 

panthers edge 
Patriots, 23-20 

John Kasay's 61 -yard 
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^ the Carolina Panthers to 
^23-20 victory over the New 
^SUnd Patriots on Thursday 

Kasay's kick cleared the 
J^ssbar by just inches, 
?^«g a game that featured 
j., lead changes and a tie in 
fte final 9:34. 

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Demons focus on Southern Miss 

Kaleb Breaux 
Sauce Reporter 

After a 20- 1 3 defeat against 
Southern, the Demons must 
regroup before heading into 
Hattiesberg to face the Golden 
Eagles of Southern Mississippi. 

Northwestern and Southern 
Miss, last met on September 28, 
1985. The Golden Eagles won 
the contest 14-7. These two 
teams have met 2 1 times dating 
back to 1930. Northwestern 
leads this series meeting with a 
record of 11-10 against 
Southern Miss. 

Southern Miss, is led by 
head coach Jeff Bower, as they 
have been for the past eight 
years. Bower's record over his 
eight year reign at Southern 
Miss, is 50-40-1. 

In 1999 the Golden Eagles 
are looking to make their second 
consecutive bowl appearance. 

The Golden Eagles have 
forty-five returnees after losing 
eighteen from last season. Of 
these eighteen lost were nine 
starters, which might hurt the 
Golden Eagles this season. 

Amongst the forty-five 
returning is senior, wide- 
receiver Sherrod Gideon. 
Gideon had 1,186 receiving 
yards with 13 touchdowns last 
season. Gideon was also 

recognized as a 2nd team All- 
American. Sherrod Gideon is a 
force to be reckoned with alone. 
The Demon's secondary must 
have a good defensive game to 
contain Gideon. 

Another key player in 

Freshman of the Year. Once 
again, this proves that the 
Demon defense must be a big 
contributor for a Northwestern 
victory next Saturday. 

Even though defense is the 
name of the game on Saturday, 

Saturday's game is sophomore, 
running back Derrick Nix. Nix 
rushed for 1,180 yards last 
season and also had 9 
touchdowns. Nix was selected 
as the 1998 Conference USA 

you cannot score without a 
great offense. 

"Southern Miss. has 
strength in their defensive 
front,"says Coach Goodwin. 
"We must protect our 

quarterback in order to win." 

Protecting the quarterback 
in Saturday's game will be a 
huge goal for the Demons. This 
means that the offensive line 
will have to step up to neutralize 
the Golden Eagles' defensive 
front. The offensive line led by 
senior center William Broussard 
must be on their toes all 
throughout the game reading 
the blitz, opening holes for the 
backs, or even protecting the 

Being quick with the pass is 
another challenge that the 
Demons will face next Saturday. 
Pressuring the quarterback is 
one of Southern Miss.'s 
defensive attributes. Time in the 
pocket will be short for 
sophomore Aubrey Jones. 
Getting rid of the ball quickly 
will help to neutralize the 
Southern Miss, pass rush. 

Because of the aggressive 
style of defense that the Golden 
Eagles tend to throw at their 
opponent, the Demons will have 
to mix up their offense to keep 
the defense on their toes. This 
will again be a determining 
factor for Northwestern. 

"We have to have a ' let it all 
hang out' attitude," says Coach 
Goodwin. "We have nothing to 

Dynamite comes packaged in Bagala 

Shares thought on NSU Athletic Program and CC 

Jay Lyles 
Sauce Reporter 

Year in and year out, the 
NSU mens cross-country team is 
consistently a bright spot for the 
school, and this year will be no 
different. On that team, 
however, is a member we 
seldom hear about, sophomore 
Blair Bagala. 

Bagala came to NSU from a 
small 1-A school, Ascension 
Catholic High School, in 1997. 
He walked on to the cross- 
country team and has poured 
his heart and soul into being one 
of the most devoted and active 
members of NSU Cross-Country 
ever since. 

During his high school 

career, Bagala won many 
awards. He was District MVP his 
senior year and won first place 
at the district meet that year. 

After taking first in district, 
he was favored to do very well at 
state. Bagala caught the flu, 
however, and rather than sit out 
his final state meet, he went on 
to run and finish in the top 10 
out of 123. 

His devotion and dedication 
put several offers on the table, 
including partial scholarships 
from Nicholls and Northeast. He 
opted not to take these offers; 
although, the thought did cross 
his mind. 

This thought was quickly 
put to rest when he came to NSU 
for the first time. Not only was it 

a nice campus with friendly 
people, but it offered the 
opportunity to be more than 
part of a team, but part of a 
family as well. 

"I felt it [NSU] was the place 
I had to be," said Bagala of why 
he decided to come to NSU. 
"There was a feeling of 
belonging and closeness here 
that the other schools didn't 
offer in their athletic programs." 

Now two years and a ripped 
muscle later, Bagala is still 
making tracks around the track 
and the campus without any 

"I may not be the most 
talented person on the team," he 
says "but I will be there to work 
and support any member of my 

team family at any of our 

"Of course I'm happy with my 
choice," explained Bagala. 
"Since I've been here, I have 
been part of the 1997-98 SLC 
indoor champs team and the 
1998-99 outdoor champs 

While he may not be the 
most physical member of the 
team, it would be tough to find 
another with as much pride, 
integrity and feeling. 
With the cross-country team 
preparing for action, NSU 
students and fans can make 
their way out to the practices 
and meets and see at least one 
man run on heart and soul. 

Soccer slams UALR, 

take loss from Tulane 

^War-season play. 


Bryan Satawa 
Sauce Reporter 

The Lady Demon soccer 
team had some ups and downs 
winning one of three games that 
they played last week. 

In there first game of the 
season the Demons played 
Southern Mississippi, on the 
road in Hattiesburg. Southern 
Mississippi took advantage of 
some early defensive 
breakdowns by the Demons and 
led 6-0 at half time. 

"Defensively we were a little 
unorganized and they took 
advantage of that," head coach 
Jimmy Mitchell said. "We did 
some good things in the second 
half and the only goal they got 
on us in the second half was on 
a penalty kick." 

The Demons then traveled 
to Little Rock, Ark., to play 
Arkansas Little Rock. 
Goalkeeper Tifanny Swingler 
made 10 saves in a shutout 
goaltending performance as the 
Demons rolled to a 2-0 victory. 

Joanne McKee and 
Katheryn Latio lais scored the 
two goals for the Demons. The 
first goal came on a assist from 
Stephanie O'Neil in the first half 
and the second goal was in the 
second half off a beautiful feed 
from Britany Cargill. " We 
played much better in this game 
and it was a better overall group 
effort by the team," said 

The Demons then traveled 

to New Orleans to face the 
Tulane Green Wave. The 
Demons played well at times 
and were able to cut the Tulane 
lead to 2-1 early in the second 
half on a goal by Cargill, but 

Tulane added two late goals to 
win the game 4-1. 

The Demons will play two 
games this week. Their first 
home game of the season will be 
Friday at 1 :00 against Troy State. 

They will then be on the road 
Sunday to play Southwest Texas 
in the Southland Conference 
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Tuesday September 14, 1999 

Luncheon to have 
"impact" on University 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

Providing better-qualified 
md educated people for the 
ocal workforce is the focus of a 
series of "Impact Luncheons". 

The University's Job 
Ration Office hosted the first 
uncheon in the Student Union 
jallroom last Thursday. Thanks 
o the support of O.S. Johnson, 
nc, the company that under- 
wrote the luncheon, over two 
wndred area business leaders 
xowded the Ballroom to learn 
:he benefits of hiring 
Northwestern students. 

"We hope today that we 
iccomplish our purpose by 
telling you about the new 
opportunities that we offer, that 
is the University to the commu- 
nity," Dr. Dan Seymour, vice 
president for student affairs 
said in his address to the audi- 
ence. "At the same time we 
hope that you are learning 
something about those type of 
characteristics that our stu- 
dents bring..." 

The Job Location Office, 
created about 10 months ago 
for students who want or need 
to work their way through 
school operates similar to an 
employment agency. 

Besides such services as a 
resume referral, system, a job 
location database that will 

eventually connect to the inter- 
net and a resume call which is a 
prescreening service provided 
by the Job Location Office, Evie 
Posey, the new job location offi- 
cer, said the office will contact 
personal references and previ- 
ous employers. 

"We want to make sure 
that we are sending you stu- 
dents who are prepared to meet 
the challenges of the workplace 
and who would best represent 
your business," Posey said. 

Also scheduled were mem- 
bers of the business communi- 
ty, who have used the Job 
Location Service. Two of the 
Natchitoches business owners 
who have used the service, 
Nettles Brown owner of 
Brown's Accounting Service 
and David Waskom of Waskom 
& Associates spoke of their 
experiences with the service. 

Brown mentioned a couple 
of the specific services that 
proved most helpful to him. 

"One of them is, they are 
gonna do the screening for 
you," he said. "That to me was 
a big help. Because when I start 
looking for employees, I don't 
have time to go through 1 5 or 
20 resumes and interview those 

Brown used the service for 
the first time this year. After he 
gave the qualifications to the 

see IMPACT page 2 

Professors dig up past 
during Archaeology Week 

photo by Heath Crawford 
Bobby Jindal (right), University of Louisiana System President, 
toured the journalism and student media areas at the University 
yesterday evening. Josh Beavers, managing editor of The Current 
Sauce, explains the layout work each section editor completes 
before publication. 

Karly Pierre 
Contributing Writer 

NSU professors will dig up 
Louisiana's past and public 
awareness during Archaeology 

Louisiana Archeology 
Week, scheduled for Sept. 26 to 
Oct. 2, is a statewide effort to 
involve and inform the commu- 
nity of archaeological research 
being done in the area. 

Several NSU professors will 
be presenting lectures and 
demonstrations for the north- 
west region of the state. H.F. 
Gregory, professor of 
Anthropology, will be lecturing 
with George Avery, site archeol- 
ogist for Los Adaes State 
Commemorative Area, at the 
Kent Plantation House on Sept. 
30. Gregory will speak on the 
Indians of Rapides Parish. 

Gregory explained that 
Indians wanting to escape per- 
secution from the English after 
the French and Indian War 
sought refuge in this area, that 
was at fhe time controlled by 
the Spanish. However, Gregory 
added, prehistoric tribes occu- 

pied the area before this exodus. 
Gregory also said that Louisiana 
Indian mounds are the oldest in 
the United States. 

"Louisiana has a long 
Indian heritage," said Gregory. 
"A lot of things we can learn out 
of the ground that we can't 
learn from written history 
because it is mostly from the 
European standpoint. The voic- 
es of Indians and Blacks aren't 
in the paper-trail." 

Tommy Hailey, assistant 
professor of anthropology and 
director of the Cultural 
Resource Office, will be demon- 
strating archaeological site 
mapping techniques at Fort St. 

John on Sept. 27 and 28. He 
said he is making a site map at 
Fort St. John because the Office 
of State Parks doesn't have one. 
He also said he wants give the 
public a chance to see archaeol- 
ogists at work. 

"Archaeology is something 
they see on television," said 
Hailey. "People have a lot of 
misconceptions about archaeol- 
ogy, so this project will give 
people an opportunity to see 

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University ready for Y2K 

Police arrest suspect after 
phase through Sabine Dorm 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Sauce Reporter 

Natchitoches City Police 
irrested a man in Sabine Hall 
>n several charges after a brief 
hase through town. 

According to a press release 
ssued by City Police, City Police 
detective Seargent Julius 
Armstrong tried to stop 
Reginald W. Malbrough, 26, on 
forth Street in connection with 
orgery charges. Malbrough 
from the scene. 
Malbrough drove to Sabine 
'all and ran inside, where resi- 
sts say he forced himself into 
" e room of two female stu- 

"He just walked in and 
:1 °sed the door," said Paige 
totchell, a Sabine Hall resident. 
"We thought, 'What in the 

world is going on?," said Megan 
Carpenter, another Sabine Hall 
resident. "All we saw was cops 
going everywhere." 

Police covered each exit to 
prevent Malbrough from 
escaping said Carpenter. 

"He was apprehended in 
Sabine Dorm without incident," 
according to the City Police. 

City Police arrested and 
charged Malbrough with nine 
counts of forgery, unauthorized 
use of a motor vehicle, not hav- 
ing a drivers' license, and resist- 
ing arrest by flight. 

Malbrough remains in the 
Natchitoches Parish Detention 

Malbrough, who also goes 
by the name Eric Wayne 
Ingram, is wanted in Texas on 
similar charges. 

Ericca Reynolds 
Sauce Reporter 

Despite the constant wor- 
rying and fretting as the year 
2000 approaches, Dr. Anthony 
Scheffler, Director of the 
Computer Center, says NSU will 
be ready for the new millenni- 

About a year and a half ago, 
a concerted effort by the 
Computer Center began to 
make all computer systems Y2K 

"We began by making all 
critical systems compliant — the 
ones that will cripple the uni- 
versity," said Scheffler. 

Critical systems are all of 
the main frame software and 
hardware programs, all of the 
programs that are run to calcu- 
late financial or student infor- 
mation and any programs that 
might build upon what the 
main frame programming does. 

To make a system Y2K 
compliant, there is a "check 
process" that has to take place. 
First, everything has to be 
inventoried that may have an 
embedded chip in it. 

"This is quite an ordeal," 
said Scheffler. 

Inventory takes such a long 
time, Scheffler divided the sys- 
tems into segments and 

test the piece or contact the 
vendor and get a certified letter 
stating whether it is compliant 
or not." 

Based on the information 

photo by Virginia L Dixon 
University officials seem to be confident that all systems will still be 
go on January 1, 2000. 

appointed someone over each 

During the inventory, an 
assessment of the level of com- 
pliance is conducted on each 
item. According to Scheffler, 
this was complicated because 
"you either had to physically 

from the inventory, a system is 
either corrected, replaced or 

Once a piece is corrected, a 
test has to be run to check to see 
if the correction really took. 
Once tested, "make everything 
live" which means to put the 

piece back on line. 

After every system has been 
inventoried, assessed, corrected 
and tested, the Computer 
Center designed a contingency 
plan for each system. The con- 
tingency plan was designed as a 
precautionary element so that 
at some point in the next year if 
something fails because of some 
unforeseen reason, there was a 
Y2K bug in the system, there 
would be a back up plan. 

Parallel to the efforts of the 
Computer Center to upgrade 
the "life support systems" of the 
campus, they have also been 
working on the PC's. 

"We'll end up replacing 
over 300 PC's on campus," said 

As for the students here at 
NSU," The students are set up 
pretty well," said Scheffler. 

The student labs located on 
campus are all Y2K compliant 
because they were purchased in 
time to be compatible. 

Dr. Scheffler feels nothing 
but confidence as NSU 
approaches 2000. 

Crew team to receive new storage facility 

Mary A. Freeman 
Contributing Writer 

The NSU crew team will 
have a new building to 
tor e their equipment. 

'Our current facilities are 
rj adequate enough to provide 
Paction for our equipment," 
J 3 Jessica Cramer, sophomore. 
111 excited about the new boat 
Use - It's going to make it a lot 
ler for maintenance for us." 
T he new building is to be a 
^ storage house 40 by 64 
' 2,560 square feet, large 
a j u Sh to store his inventory, 
. a Loran Lindsay, head of the 
nys ^al Plant. 

m ,,'The site has been staked 
\ t ' said Lindsey. "We've 
e ady done the dirt work. The 
j ra ct has already been let to 

& e neral contractor." 
!p . 'he new building should be 
h ' n fo ur to six weeks, "...once 
£ " Set the material in and the 
il era l contractor gets to the 
' "'U go up fast." 


photos by Heath Crawford 

The shed currently used to protect the shells, (left) some costing as much as $18,000, leaves the ends exposed to the effects of the sun. Meanwhile, trusses for 
the new Crew boat shed (right) await foundation work. Construction has been delayed due to paperwork. 

The new building costs 
about $17,000. 

Approximately $700 was 
spent on dirt, $9,8 1 7 goes to the 

builders, and $6,530 for the 
building materials. 

"Normally we'd spend con- 
siderably more than that for a 

building that size," 

Lindsey said, "We were try- 
ing to help Calvin (former 
coach) keep his costs down." 

The crew team coach 
approached last year Niko 
Tesvich, former chairman for 
the club sports committee, for 


idea for the 
sheds is to 
protect the 
boats and 
"These are 

we've need- 

ed to do for 

the rowing 
team for 
some time," 
Lindsey said. 

"It's a positive way to show 
support for the NSU crew 
team," Tesvich said. 



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The Current Sauce 

September 14, 1999 

Jiang gives Clinton 
an unusual gift 

AUCKLAND, New Zealand 
(AP) — As China and the 
United States sought to mend 
recently damaged ties, 
President Jiang Zemin gave 
Pesident Clinton an unusual 
gift: a book defending China's 
ban on a popular meditation 

During their hourlong 
summit Saturday, Jiang handed 
Clinton a book purporting to 
expose the crimes committed 
by Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun 
Gong, the popular group that 
China's communist govern- 
ment outlawed in July. 

Titled "Li Hongzhi and His 
'Falun Gong:' Deceiving the 
Public and Ruining Lives," the 
book's 1 50 pages in English is a 
relentless barage of propagan- 
da from China's entirely state - 
run media. 

The book contains grue- 
some photographs of Chinese 
allegedly made so crazy by 
practicing Falun Gong that they 
-'committed suicide, were killed 
or mutilated their family mem- 
bers. It claims 1,404 people 
have died, mostly for refusing 
medical treatment as instructed 
by Falun Gong teachings. 
Documentation and attribution 
are sketchy. 

U.S. -North Korean 
missle talks end 

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. and 
North Korean negotiators 
ended six days of meetins in 
Berlin on the communist 
nation's missle program 
Sunday with no agreement, but 
Ha pledge to keep talking. 

A U.S. statement said the 
discussions were "productive" 
and that both sides would seek 
to promote "a positive atmos- 
phere' until they meet again. 

The United States hopes to 
persuade North Korea to freeze 
its missle programs, seen as a 
threat to East Asia's military 
balance, in exchange for food 
aid and an easing of economic 
sactions. The statement said 
both sidea discussed "the sanc- 
tions and the missle issues," but 
it gave no details. 

Western military analysts 
believe North Korea plans to 
test an advanced model of a 
long-range missle it fired over 
Japan a year ago. The new 
missle could reach Alaska or 

Many urge prose- 
cution of granny 


LONDON - An 87 -year-old 
great-grandmother admitted 
spying against Great Britain for 
the KGB recently. 

Meilta Norwood said that 
she has no regrets and would 
do it all over. 

A new book identifies 
Russian based upon recently 
declassified KGB archives. 

Britisih Prime Minister 
Tony Blair has yet to respond as 
to why Norwood has not been 

Men found guilty of Nazi 
war crimes have been prose- 
cuted in their 80s. 

n Two 600 
cats stolen 


ALEXANDRIA - Two 600- 
pound concrete lions were 
stolen from in front of House 
Beautiful Designs, an 
Alexandria business. 

Police are baffled as to how 
the large concrete statues could 
be moved. 

The lions were noticed 
missing on Saturday. 

A reward is being offered 
for anyone with information 
concering the concrete lions. 

Cajun Concrete Co. of 
Moreauville made the lions, 
which are sitting with a full 
mane and are growling. 

Senior ring company arrives Wednesday p< 

Larky Collins 
Contributing Writer 

Most senior students should 
have received a postcard from 
the University Bookstore con- 
cerning a Senior Class Ring pro- 
motion scheduled for 
Wednesday and Thursday. 

Class ring distributors Art 
Carved Inc., will hold its semes- 
terly promotional preview of 
rings and senior jewelry next 
week, in the University 

University Bookstore 
Director Darlene Marshall said 
that although the class rings are 
on display at all times of the 
year, with the exception of 

"book rush," students are 
encouraged to attend the pro- 
motion, because Art Carved 
will offer special prices for 
students. She said that some- 
times this special promotion 
may be something along the 
lines of free shipping. 

Marshall said that she 
hopes students who can not 
purchase a ring at this time 
will still utilize the promotion. 

"Sometimes we carry the 
promotion over in the store for 
a few days if [students] can't 
get in... and we honor the pro- 
motion," said Marshall. 

She explained that the 
orders usually arrive in a time 
frame of about six to eight 

photo by Heath Crawford 
Seniors can pick out a class ring 
starting Wednesday in the bookstore. 

weeks, and if as student experi- 
ences any problems in the 
ordering process, the Bookstore 

Alumni couple pledge $100,000 to 
fund new scholarship 

Josh Beavers 
Managing Editor 

Weeks after the University 
received a $40,000 matching 
funds check from the family of 
Arthur Watson Chopin comes 
an even larger matching funds 
pledge from two Northwestern 
alumni that have decided to give 
a little back to the school that 
they say shaped their lives. 

Ellis and Juanita Coutee of 
Baton Rouge have decided to 
give the University $100,000 
over a five-year period which 
will be used to create an 
endowed scholarship. The 
Coutees will give $5,000 yearly, 
and the Exxon Corporation will 
provide a $15,000 match. 

"I think it is the right thing 
to do, helping other students 
who may be in a similar posture 
as myself," Mr. Coutee said. 

Students majoring in math 

or accounting are eligible and 
Coutee said that they hope to 
help a few students that are in 
the same financial situation he 
was in during his years at the 

"I came from a poor back- 
ground," Coutee said. "I was 
broke when I arrived on cam- 
pus and I was broke when I 

While the Coutees were not 
the richest in the world he 
claims that their lives were 
"enriched by the people and the 
environment of Northwestern." 

"It was like a large family," 
Coutee said. "They instilled in 
us a lot of values and principles. 
You don't get that just any- 

Also, according to Mrs. 
Coutee, the education and expe- 
rience they received helped 
them to become successful busi- 
ness people. Mrs. Coutee 

If you are interested in 
The Freshmen Council 
come to a meeting in the 
SGA Office, Student 
Union Room 221 at 
6p.m. Wednesday. 

Cause for fee 
increase examined 

Heather Patton 
Sauce Reporter 

Housing fees get higher 
and higher each semester. 

Just to stay in a double 
room on campus is over $700 
for this semester. But just what 
are the students living on cam- 
pus getting out of this increase 
semester after semester? 

Mary Edith Stacy, Director 
of Auxiliary Services, said ren- 
ovations were done in the sum- 
mer of 1998 to Sabine and 
Rapides dorms. 

"We went into Sabine and 
painted al of the walls," Stacy 
said. "We put in brand new 
doors and refurbished the 
lobby. These were things that 
were original and had not been 
touched since 1965. In the 
Rapides lobby the wallpaper 
was stripped. The furniture is 
in the process of being redone." 

Stacy says that one reason 
costs are so high is that they are 
making sure they have the 
funds for necessities like when 
a sink breaks, for example. 

"These are day-to-day 
costs. In other words, the stu- 
dents are paying the bill for 
maintenance when they pay 
housing fees." 

Carl Jones, Vice President 
of Business Affairs, said that as 
of June 30, 1999, there is over 
$784,000 for current and 
future major repairs, renova- 
tions and acquisitions. This fig- 
ure is the surplus left over in 
the revenue fund when stu- 

dents pay their student associa- 
tion fee. 

Scott Hawthorne, 
Environmental Health and 
Safety Officer, said abatement 
of buildings will be managed 
until that building must be ren- 
ovated. Iberville Dining Hall 
and the News 22 studio were 
just abated. 

"It's easier to do when 
school's out," Hawthorne said. 
Hawthorne also said that the 
new Intramurals building is a 
good example. Any asbestos 
will be taken care of when it is 

Some students feel that the 
increase is nothing positive. 

"When I first came here, 
the rooms were $489," said 
Cheryl Collier, senior. "I feel as 
though if they're going to 
increase fees, then it should 
accommodate the students 
more. Things should be work- 
ing right and things that you 
need should not be missing 
from the room." 

"I wish some of the 
improvements that were prom- 
ised, like computers in the 
dorms, were here," said Tristan 
Mclnnis, senior. "I sometimes 
end up calling in maintenance 
problems myself, too. I do real- 
ize that there are unexpected 
damages or repairs that have to 
be made. But, because off-cam- 
pus housing is so hard to find, 
it's convenient living in the 
dorms. There's usually always a 
room to stay in." 

became the first female profes- 
sional employee at the Exxon 
Corporation and Mr. Coutee 
became a senior tax agent with 
the Internal Revenue Service. 

"The Coutees are a won- 
derful example of the American 
dream," Director of 
Institutional Advancement Tony 
Gustwick said. "To go from so 
little to being able to give so 
much back to their alma mat- 

It was at the University that 
the two first met for the first 
time. They dated for a while and 
married in 1959. After gradua- 
tion in 1960, Mrs. Coutee took 
a job with the Exxon 
Corporation and Mr. Coutee 
worked with the IRS. 

The Coutees are now tax 
consultants and live in Baton 

WEEK cont'd from page 1 

office, he said the service pro- 
vided exactly what he was look- 
ing. He also said that each per- 
son had already had reference 
checks done by the Job Service 

"I thought this was a most 
impressive service," Brown said. 
"I had very good results out of 

Waskom, a graduate of the 
University, recalled his time as 
an accounting student, when he 
would comb the city offering to 
work for free just to gain expe- 
rience. He said he has hired 52 
Northwestern students since 
1982. Now he wants the com- 
munity to understand the value 
of the students at the University. 

"I think it's important that 
everyone understand that these 
are high quality folks that come 
from this university," Waskom 
said. "As well as, people that 
once they have been with you 
for a few years at a part-time 
level often workout to be quite 
high quality folks in full-time 

Waskom also has hopes of 
this project evolving into one 
that offers students college 
credit for their work. 

University students, Kaleta 
Johnson and Anabel Anderson 
were also on hand to explain the 

is willing to help as much as 

"We are her to provide 
good customer service," said 
Marshall, while detailing that 
if a student is not satisfied 
with their order the Bookstore 
will get them in contact with 
Art Carved. 

"We have the expectation 
of writing a lot of ring 
orders... the trend has started 
going back to students want- 
ing to have class rings," said 

Senior Political Science 
major, Mark Ferguson said he 
will purchase a ring because "it 
symbolizes the pride that you 
have in your school." 

WEEK cont'd from page 1 

what we do." 

Jeff Girard, assistant pro- 
fessor of anthropology and 
northwest regional archaeolo- 
gist, will be giving several 
demonstrations and lectures in 
various places. The Belcher 
Indian mound, and how the 
Red River affected prehistorical 
settlements are some of the 
topics he will be discussing. He 
will also give a presentation on 
prehistoric tools and lifeways of 
the Caddo Indians for children 
in Shreveport. 

"The only way we know 
about prehistory is through 
archaeology," said Girard. "At 

"It shows that I've be< 
there; I've done it; and I' 
proud to have done it here 
this university," said Ferguson 
Senior Computi 
Information Systems maj( 
Louis Nelson agreed that a cla 
ring "is a symbol of all the haj 
work that everybody has goi 
through, and a good remind 
of making it out of college. 

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back into the store," as well 
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benefits of the job location serv- 
ice. Anderson said she realizes 
that few businesses are willing 
to hire college students, but she 
expressed the potentials of 
younger employees. 

"These students are your 
future employers and business 
leaders," Anderson said. 

Another "Impact 
Luncheon" is scheduled for 

11:30 a.m. this Wednesdaf 
the Isle of Capri Hotel Ballf 
in Shreveport. The Job Loci 
Office is looking into the 
bility of scheduling more Utf] 
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For more information onj 
University's job Loc4 
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357-5621 or fax her at (f 

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Contributing Writer 

The new Pizza Inn, owned 
by Kent and Liz Gresham, is 
open for business. 

In addition to The Landing, 
the Gresham's have expanded 
their duties as business owners 
and opened the Pizza Inn on 
College Avenue. Opening day 
was August 30, and business 
has been steady. 

"Pizza Inn offers the 
Natchitoches community 
affordable, quality dining," said 
Gresham. "We not only get the 
business from the college, but 
we get travelers passing on the 

Pizza Inn offers a 12 pie 
buffet, a 22 topping salad bar 
and a dessert bar. A few of the 
specialty items include the 
bacon cheeseburger, chicken 
fajita, and taco pizzas. There is 

also a dessert bar that offers an 
assorted variety of dessert piz- 
zas. Some of the flavors include 
bavarian cream, apple, cherry, 

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Albertson's has already found success. 

and peach. A favorite among 
most is the cinnamon stromboli. 

"We are providing an eat- 
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town that will provide a style ot 
food like no other in 

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etiquette on NSU campus is very 

"At the last concert I 
attended the crowd was very 
irop-lettel disrespectful to the performer," 
' as well senior Kelly Watkins said. "He 
ay of rin was a guest artist who traveled 
to the U.S. from another coun- 
try. There were students talk- 
ing, passing notes, and not pay- 

ing attention to what was going 
on on stage. I think that this 
type of behavior is completely 
uncalled for, especially at the 
college level." 

When an ensemble is per- 
forming some people do not 
know when to applaud. One 
should wait until the end of the 
piece to clap. A person can usu- 
ally tell when to clap by looking 
in a program to see if there are 
movements to a piece or even 
just watch the conductor to 

acknowledge the audience. 

"It is embarrassing for 
people who know when not to 
applaud for others to clap," jun- 
ior Deanna Myers said. "It is 
also embarrassing and distract- 
ing to the performers when 
someone in the audience 
applauds at an inappropriate 

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Campus Connections 

BSU: Lunch Encounter at the BSU will be on Thursday from 1 1:30 - 12:30. Come have a 
home cooked meal for only a dollar. 

Counseling and Career Services: All students who are interested in locating off -cam- 
pus, part-time employment may come by Student Union 305 and schedule ait appointment with the 
Counseling and Career Services Office. Our office will assist you with the development of your 
resume, interviewing skills, and eventual placement into the business community. For more infor- 
mation, call 357-5621. 

Society for Advancement of Management (SAM): 

"meeting for anyone interested in joining** Wednesday September 15th at 2:30 pm Room 218, 
Russell Hall If you can't make the meeting, but are interested in SAM please email me at 
wbushZ 1 

The Society of Professional Journalists Anyone interested in joining or learning more 
about the organization is encouraged to attend or contact the chapter adviser, Neil Ralston, at 357- 
4439. The Society is a 90-year-old organization that features more than 13,500 student and pro- 
fessional members throughout the world. The Society is dedicated to a free press, free speech and 
the ethical practice of journalism. 

Si gma Gamma Rho Sorority. Inc invites all interested ladies to attend their Fall 
Informational this Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 8:00 p.m. in the Student Union (Cane River 
Room). For more information call 354-541 1. 

Pjpfo g ical Honor Society 
p|108 of Bienvenue Hall. 

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"It really upsets me to see 
others go in and out of a per- 
formance when they are still 
performing," Myers said. "It is 
very rude and distracting to all 
people who are involved. I feel 
it is rude to those who are per- 
forming the piece, the person or 
persons who wrote the piece 
and to the people in the audi- 
ence who are trying to enjoy the 

One of the biggest prob- 
lems at concerts is cell phones 
and beepers going off during 
the performace. 

"I know Mozart did not 
have to worry about cell 
phones, beepers, candy wrap- 
pers, or runamuck rugrats," 
junior Jennifer Jackson said. "I 
don't think that audience mem- 
bers were allowed to bring pens 
and paper to the premiere of 
Messiah and pass notes up and 
down the row during the per- 

Also with technology 
booming, cell phones and beep- 
ers are popular items, but they 
are not appropriate for con- 
certs. These electronic devices 
could go off in the middle of a 
concert and can distract every- 
one involved. "I remember 
last semester I was at an orches- 
tra concert and at the end of a 
piece someone's pager or cell 
phone went off and ruined the 
entire effect of the piece," sen- 
ior Jamie Camp said. 

Concert etiquette is not a 
hard thing to acquire. All one 
has to do is just sit, listen and 
enjoy the performance. 

Relax, it's only 
your future we're 
talking about. 

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Page 4 

September 14, 1999 


Melissa A. Rcbestsox 
Ffatckes Editok 

When you see the state 
of 'the parking lots, you 
might curse the SGA. 

When you see the 
quality of the food in 
Iberville, vou might curse the 

You might be under the 
impression that your SGA 
does nothing more than pass 
bills that make you pay $75 
each semester for something 
most of us will never see. 

let me assure you, 
nothing is further from the 

This weekend, 1 had the 
opportunity to accompany 
five members of the SGA to 
the annual Council of 
Student Body Presidents 
meeting in Hammond. Since 
then, 1 have done a complete 
180 on my views towards the 

Fifteen Louisiana 
univeristy SGA presidents 
and several of their 
respective senators discussed 
issues, such as how best to 
spend the millions of dollars 
gathered from the technology 

That's right, folks. 
College students, average age 
24, are handling millions of 
dollars - and they're making 
good decisions on how to 
spend it. 

Recently, the SGA 
designated several million 
dollars from the technology 
fee to create a new computer 
lab on campus and to open 
existing labs at more 
convenient hours. They also 
have ideas to start an 
educational program for 
campus organizations on 

Last semester, the SGA 
created a new committee 
named the Student Life 
Committee that promises to 
make college life a better 
place. For the first time in 
NSU history, faculty, staff 
and students will have an 
equal voice on the changes 
made to everything 
pertaining to college life, 
from dorm rooms to parking. 

The reason I bring any of 
this to light is because of the 
vast number of complaints 1 
hear around campus on any 
given day of the week. Being 
a journalism major, 1 hear 
them all. And I've even 
thrown in a few myself. 

However, one could say 
that I voice my complaints 
here. Another group of 
; students gather one day a 
week to voice their 
complaints and do something 
about them. 

"Everyone likes to 
complain," the new senate 
chair said this weekend. 
"There seems to be only a 
few of us, however, who 
actually act on our 

When I mentioned this 
to a fresh-faced, bright-eyed 
freshman, her response was, 
"But, I'm not popular like 
those people. I'll never get 

I laughed as I thought of 
these supposed "popular' 7 
i people. Although many 
Greeks are on the SGA, the 
SGA president, for example, 
isn't the star football player 
or a Greek president, as that 
misinformed innocent might 
expect. He's my boss, the 
editor, who was a band guy 
then a scholar's guy, and is 
now a six-year senior. 

This is college, folks. 
When those of us not 
deemed "popular" are 
elected to a position of 
authority, we are no longer 
expections to the rule. And if 
that majority has a 
complaint, it should be heard 
and acted upon. Therefore, I 
urge each of you to act upon 
your beliefs and complaints 
and consider applying ior a 
position on our student 

Getting the job done 

Yep, it 
aves are 

Five SGA members 
redefine "SGA" 

Melissa A. Robertson 
Features Editor 

Improvement comes 
from competitiveness. 

After attending the 
Council for Student Body 
President meeting, Student 
Government Association 
President Shawn Hornsby 
believes the University has 
remained competitive with 
Louisiana universities 
because of their willingness 
to change. 

Hornsby and four other 
SGA members attended the 
COSPB meeting, where state- 
wide SGA members of fifteen 
Louisiana universities 
discussed improvements 
their SGA has made in the 
past months. The SGA 
members also discussed 
several problems that are 
shared by most universities, 
such as tolerance of other 
students and faculty/ student 

Newly elected SGA 
Senate Chair, Earl Gates, said 
the University is very 
competitive with other 
colleges across the state, but 
still has room for 

"I see us as having more 
resources, such as people 
who have leadership skills 
and the incentive to lead," 
Gates said. "But, I think, 
after hearing things from 
other universities, we still 
have room for 

Hornsby agreed, saying 
that the senators gained 
insight into the SGA system. 

"The senators came away 
with the knowledge that 
there is more to student 
government than just at their 

schools," Hornsby commented. 
"It's a whole state level." 

Hornsby continued that 
the senators also now 
understand that positions on 
the state level are available to 

Harold Boutte, former NSU 
employee, who is employed 
now by the Board of Regents, 
believes that the key to 
improvement at colleges is 

"It's all about sharing the 
ideas and sharing the wealth 
around the table," Boutte said. 
"This group is about getting 
things done." 

The University's SGA 
members said the convention 
assisted them in defining the 
goals of SGA. 

"I think it helped us 
further define our purpose in 
SGA, not only to represent the 
students and faculty, but also 
to people on a larger scale, 
such as state-wide," Gates said. 

One of the highlights of 
the convention was a lecture 
given by two law professors 
concerning prominent issues 
with higher education and 
how SGA members can affect 
the issues. 

Peter Blake, professor at 
Stetson Lake University Law 
School, discussed alcoholism 
on college campuses. Blake, a 
Magna Cum Laude graduate of 
Harvard, believes most 
universities take a wrong stand 
when educating students about 

"Previously, U.S. 
institutions were considered 
'en loci parentis' [in place of 
parents] to students," Blake 
claims. "We should take a 
supportive, educational stand, 
not a parenting stand." 

Bob Bickel, a professor at 
Florida State, confirmed his 
associates beliefs, asserting that 

Being all 
they can be 

Trent F. Stevens 
Guest Sauce Reporter 

This past summer the 
Univeristy Military Science 
program sent 2 1 cadets to Fort 
Lewis, Washington, where 
they completed the 
requirements for their junior 
year of the Reserve Officer 
Training Corps. 

The cadets trained for 
Advance Camp their 
freshman, sophomore, and 
junior year of R.O.T.C. in 
Military Science classes and 
field training exercises. After 
they received satisfactory 
assessments in R.O.T.C. and 
their academic curriculum, 
they were flown to Fort Lewis, 
Washington to take the final 

Advance Camp is a five- 
week long military training 
course that tests the cadets' 
physical endurance and 
leadership application. 

In the first week of camp 
the cadets are immediately 
given a physical and tested for 
height and weight 
requirements. They then take 
the Army Physical Fitness Test 
to ensure the cadets arrived at 

For Rent 

2 Rooms, 1 Bath 
Microwave, Refrigerator, TV 
Kitchen Privilege 

camp in shape. 

In the second week cadets 
are sent through the Field 
Leadership Reaction Course, 
testing their imagination and 
leadership abilities. They also 
go through Water Safety 
Training, where they learned 
how to convert their battle - 
Dress-Uniforms into life 
jackets. In the same week they 
are required to qualify with 
the standard issue rifle, the M- 

Weeks two and three, the 
cadets negotiate several assault 
courses. They also go through 
a land navigation course and 
several obstacle and 
"confidence" courses. 

The fourth and fifth weeks 
are tests where the cadets 
spend time in the field and 
take turns leading each other 
through realistic field 
maneuvers at squad and 
platoon levels. 

After graduation the 
cadets have the option to go 
back to their home or a real- 
life Army unit and work from 
two to four weeks as a 
lieutenant in a program called 
CTLT (Cadet Troop Leadership 

The cadets who completed 
the course are now senior 
level ROTC Cadets. These are 
the students who will soon be 
commissioned Second 
Lieutenants in the United 
States Army. 

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photo by Melissa A. Robertson 
Steston Lake Univeristy Law School professor Peter Blake dicusses his ideas on higher education issues, such as 
faculty/student relations, with SGA President Shawn Hornsby at the annual Council for Student Body Presidents 
meeting at Hammond, La. Blake, a lecturer at the convention, stressed the importance of tolerance at college 
campuses among students and faculty. 

universities must teach 
tolerance to student to 
improvethe relationship 
between students anf faculty. 

Bickel also insisted that 
universities should increase 
their expectations of the 

"Schools are bragging 
about having a 50 percent 
retention rate," Bickel said. 
"They shouldn't brag until it's 
in the 80s." 

After listening to the 
lecture, the University's SGA 
members began forming a 
mission statement, at the advice 
of Bickel. 

"You've got to have a 
saying," Bickel continued. 
"You've got to have something 
to rely on." 

Gates and Joni Naquin, 
Senator-at-Large, said they 
were impressed by the lecture. 

Naquin, a second year senator, 
said the lecturers gave her 
several ideas on ways to 
improve the University and 
inspiration to make those 
improvements. The members 
also said the lecture gave them 
insight into their personal 
purpose and helped them 
redefine the purpose of SGA. 

"The guys really helped to 
give the student government a 
purpose," Gates said. "They 
showed us how to appreciate 
what we did have, how we got 
there and to use it to the fullest 
extent that we can." 

When explaining their 
viewpoints on higher 
education, the professors used 
analogies of their personal 
experiences of college. Bickel, 
who graduated from Florida 
State in the 1960s said teaching 
tolerance would have prevented 

many of the problems of the 
time, such as the riots 
associated with the Civil Right 

Naquin said the references 
Bickel made her better 
understand her duty as a SGA 

"Through their talks about 
the history of colleges, I now 
better understand my job as a 
leader," Naquin said. 

The five SGA members, 
who attended the meeting, hav 
ideas for improvements on 

Naquin, the chairperson a 
Student Affairs, plans to 
propose a SGA mission 
statement, after receiving 
content ideas from the student 

Gates plans to propose 
several bills, based on ideas 
from other universities. 






Informational meeting 

Tuesday, September 21,1999 
3:00 pm 
Student Union Room 321 

Be a part of something exciting! 
Bring a friend! 

For more information about HSU Powerlifting, Call Craig Bauer 
at 356-7610 (home) or 357-5051 (office). 

nSU Swim Tenm 

Be on the ground floor of starting a competitiue 
swim team at nSU! 

Interested students can come by the Ml Building or call mark 
Deshotel at 357-5461 for further information. 


*9-Ball Pool Tournament; UJed. Sept. 22 @ 6pm 
'Doubles Tennis Tourney; UJed. Sept. 29$) 6pm 

FOR IT10RE MFORmflTIOn, CALL 357-5461 





Arts & Entertainment 

ctember 14, 1999 

Page 5 

Old favorites and 38 new shows premier this fall 

Raechal Leone 
A & E Editor 

Yep, it's definitely fall again, 
^ves are changing colors, the 
jgh temperature in 

Natchitoches has been under means that a slew of new televi- 

1 50 degrees twice this week and sion series, 38 to be exact, will 

the tenth season premiere of soon be hurled at viewers of six 

"Beverly Hills, 90210" aired last networks. That's right, in addi- 

Wednesday. (Yes, they still make tion to new shows from CBS, 

that show!) Of course, that NBC, ABC and FOX, UPN and the 




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All other classifications 

Contact Counseling & Career 
Services for more info 357-5621. 
Over 60 companies to choose 
^ If from! 

WB are each introducing their 
own prime time lineup this fall. 

The UPN schedule is full of 
racially diverse programs that 
are aimed at teenagers and 
young adults. Of course, a young 
audience seems to be the goal of 
all the networks this season. 
UPN has high hopes for "Shasta 
McNasty," a sitcom about three 
hip- hop artists living together, 
and "WWF Smackdown!," 
which is sure to be a bright spot 
for the low-rated network. The 
modestly rated "Moesha" and 
"Malcolm and Eddie" are 

with their own identity, parents 
and popularity. (Is anyone 
beginning to see a trend here?) 
However, "Manchester" may be 
a little more wicked then the rest 
in the batch of new teen shows. 
It is being sold as the small - 
screen version of "Cruel 
Intentions," and even has the 
same director, but it may not 
have a chance if it stays in it's 
current time-slot, which pits the 
freshman show directly against 

Speaking of "Friends," NBC 
will add "Stark Raving Mad" to 

rapher, respectively, of the new 
men's publication where 
"Susan" will be spending her 
work days. On "Jesse," the 
changes are less dramatic, with 
the title character now working 
as an aide at a health center, 
making room for a character 
who may rival "Diego" for 
"Jesse's" affections. 

CBS is betting that "Now 
and Again" will be a hit in it's 
Friday night time-slot. Boasting 
transplanted minds, federal 
agents and terrorists in it's 
premise, "Now and Again" 

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Heather Locklear joins Michael J. Fox and the cast of ABC's Spin City this fall. Locklear will play the 
mayor's campaign manager as he makes a run for the U.S. Senate. 

returning, both will air on 
Monday nights. 

The WB will air, among 
other things, "Roswell," a drama 
about three teenage aliens pos- 
ing as humans in New Mexico, 
and "Popular," an hour-long 
comedy dealing with- what else- 
teenagers and popularity. 
Returning shows for the WB 
include "Dawson's Creek", 
"Charmed", "Buffy the Vampire 
Slayer" and other shows about 
teenagers who look like they are 
25 and talk like they are 52. 

Over on Fox, "Manchester 
Prep" and "Get Real" will focus 
on teenagers and their struggles 

it's must-see-t.v. Thursday night 
comedy schedule. The former 
"Doogie Howser, M.D." Neil 
Patrick Harris will star as best- 
selling horror writer Ian Starks' 
offbeat editor. Although 
"Suddenly Susan" and "Jesse" 
aren't new shows, they will look 
considerably different to viewers 
than they did in the spring. 
Brooke Shields' title character 
seems to be the only thing that 
hasn't changed on "Susan"; Judd 
Nelson's editor character and 
the magazine "Susan" worked 
for is out, Eric Idle and former 
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ers who aren't watching ABC's 
TGIF block. CBS will introduce 
several new dramas; "Family 
Law" starring Kathleen Quinlan, 
the Tyne Daly court-themed 
drama "Judging Amy" and "Love 
and Money". 

As if viewers will not be 
confused enough with the num- 
ber of shows debuting this sea- 
son, ABC and CBS have shows 
with two very similar names, 
"Now and Again" and ABC's 
"Once and Again." What's the 
difference? Well, CBS's "Again" 
isn't a product of the writers 
and producers of "My So-Called 

Life" or "Thirtysomething," for 
starters. But more importantly, 
"Once and Again" stars the 
handsome Billy Campbell ("The 
Rocketeer") and the lucky Sela 
Ward as middle-aged singles 
who fall for each other. And 
getting in on NBC's trend of 
revamping old shows, ABC is 
adding Heather Locklear to the 
cast of "Spin City." Locklear 
will portray Mayor Winston's 
campaign manager and may 
have a romance with Michael J. 
Fox's character. However, the 
Disney-owned network has not 
forgotten the kiddies with a 
revamped TGIF, which includes 
"The Hughleys," and a schedule 
with an array of new sitcoms 
on most nights of the week. 

In addition to all the brand 
new shows, several familiar 
characters will be featured on 
high-profile spin-off series. 
Former "Party of Five" cast 
member Jennifer Love Hewitt 
will continue to portray "Sarah 
Reeves" on Fox's "Time of Your 
Life." In the spin-off, "Sarah" 
will go to New York to search 
for her birth father and wait 
tables at a karaoke bar. (Does 
this sound the least bit familiar 
"Felicity" fans?) Also, David 
Boreanaz and Charisma 
Carpenter will abandon the 
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The Current Sauce 

September 14, 1999 

The Current Sauce 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

Earl Gates 

Editor in chief 

Ad Sales 

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Managing Editor 

Ad design 

Melissa Robertson 

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Features Editor 


Rachael Leone 


A&E Editor 


Kris Collinsworth 


Sports Editor 

FEATURES 357-6880 

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AD SALES 357-5628 

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Grunion Assistant to 

the Editor 

BILLING 357-6143 

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Grunion Assistant to 

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the Managing Editor 

email us at: 

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The Crusher says, 

Business Manager 

"Grunion Beware." 

Would you like to know 
how the rest of the stu- 
dent body feels about a 

From the editor 

The Current Sauce is funded by stu- 
dents, published by students and marketed 
for students. 

So why would anyone with a com- 
plaint be so stupid as to call the adminis- 

If you know the answer to this ques- 
tion, I implore you to tell me. 

It seems that the many critics of the 
paper, including a bank vice president, a 
retired math professor and a science pro- 
fessor know more about the content of a 
newspaper than an editor. An editor who 
has been selected by his peers to produce 
a newspaper appealing to students. 

Why is it that people with positions 
over others allow their arrogance to over- 
shadow their intelligence? It seems that 
the higher some people rise on the ladder 
of success, the dumber they become. 

For those of you who have not figured 
out who to talk to when you do not like 
The Current Sauce, I will spell it out. S-H- 
A-W-N H-O-R-N-S-B-Y 

I am very easy to reach. I have two 
offices on campus. Also, I have numerous 
members of both the Student Government 
Association and The Current Sauce who 
will relay any message you have for me. 

In short, do not call Dr. Webb's office 
because he is not the editor and by no way 

is he 
ble for 
what is 

printed in The Current Sauce. If it makes 
you feel any better, he reads the paper the 
same time you do! 

With that said I would like to abrupt- 
ly switch gears... 

It has been brought to my attention 
that someone or some people who are 
unhappy with last week's front page have 
attempted to sway advertisers from future 
advertisements. Last week's issue with the 
controversial cutline highlighted has been 
distributed to our advertisers with the fol- 
lowing message: 

"I just wanted you to see the kind of 
junk "The Current Sauce" prints using 
your money you give them to place your 
ad in this paper-" 

I must applaud this person because 
he/she attempts to hit us where it hurts. 
Overall this is one of the most intelligent 
methods of influence or censorship I have 
seen. The sad part is that this person real- 
ly does not have a life. 

I appeal to whoever is behind this to 
call me so that I can bring you to church 
with me and introduce you to people of 
which you can do something constructive. 
Obviously your life has hit a low point if 
you are so concerned with the contents of 
a student newspaper that you would 
attempt to cause the advertisers to boycott. 

I seriously doubt we will lose many 
advertisers because they realize the effec-[ 
tiveness of The Current Sauce in reaching 
its audience. Besides local advertisers, th< 
paper also has national advertisers whc 
could care less about the content of the 
paper as long as it is legal and their ad ij 
correctly displayed. 

With that said, I must tell yoi^ 
Current Sauce gremlin, that you will have 
little to no effect on the paper. 

Over the weekend, I thought of some 
very harsh and scathing lines addressing finish ir 
my critics but thanks to the support q f 
many of the faculty members and admin- 
istration, I realize there is no need to play 
this silly game of tit for tat. 

I do encourage anyone who has a 
problem with the paper to give me a call 
Contrary to popular belief, I am very 
open-minded and I have a sincere dedica- 
tion to fairness. 

Shawn T. Hornsby 



particular issue? 

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cally cut due to a lack of ad space. Please do not 
think we did this out of spite towards your organ- 
ization. We simply have to prioritize what goes in 
the paper. Quite honestly money talks and bull... 

Letter to the 

Common Sense 

After a hiatus of several 
years, the Nu Iota chapter of 
Sigma Tau Delta was revived 
during the spring semester 
under the direction of Dr. Lisa 

Abney is assistant profes- 
sor of English and director of 
the Louisiana Folklife Center. 

Thirty-six new members 
were initiated into the organi- 
zation, which is the 
International English Honor 

Under the motto of 
"Sincerity, Truth, Design," the 
group recognizes "accom- 
plishments in linguistic or lit- 
erary realms of the English 
language," according to the 
chapter handbook. 

"I am really proud of these 
students' accomplishments," 
Abney said. "Sigma Tau Delta 
provides many important 
opportunities for members, 
and I expect that the newly ini- 
tiated students will apply for 
fellowships and grants and 
will submit items for publica- 

Active membership is 
open to currently enrolled 
graduate or undergraduate 
English majors or minors who 
meet the academic criteria, 
while associate membership is 
for other students not majoring 
or- minoring in English but 
meeting the academic criteria. 

Candidates must have two 
college courses in English 
beyond the freshman level, 

maintain a B average and have 
completed at least three semes- 

Sigma Tau Delta seeks to 
promote literary and related 
activities and participates in 
such campus events as this 
spring's Kate Chopin confer- 
ence or the recent Student 
Organization Expo. 

Students have an opportu- 
nity to compete for scholar- 
ships, attend the organization's 
national convention, apply for 
internships in their area of 
interest, or submit writing for 
publication in The Rectangle, 
the society's literary journal. 

Officers for the newly 
reorganized society include 
President Gail Odette 
Henderson, Vice President Kris 
Hailey, Treasurer Lesa 
Thompson and Secretary 
Sandy Baber. 

Other new members initi- 
ated during the spring ceremo- 
ny were: 

David Balcer, Elona Boggs, 
Chuck Bradford, Khara 
Brodrick, Allison Bulot, Amy 
Callahan, John Chambers, 
Patrick Clinton, Michelle 
Craig, Jack Day, Rebecca 

Derek Foster, Mary 
Freeman, Betty Hale, Kelle 
Head, Jodie Jeansonne, Renee 
Jiminez, Heather Key, Anitra 
Kinder, Kelly King, Kris 
Lejeune, ''Andrea Lemoine, 
Emily Leonard, 

John Lyles, Jamila Maxie, 

Bujar Namani, Mariann 
Noonan, Camille Nunez, 
Begona Perez-Mira, John 
Phillips, Michelle Pichon and 
Thomas Reynolds Jr. 

Dr. Ray Wallace, head of 
the Department of Language 
and Communication, called 
Nu Iota "the most impressive 
chapter in the state." 

"I look forward to even 
more growth in this important 
academic organization," he 

"It's a privilege to be rec- 
ognized as a member of this 
internationally-known socie- 
ty," Henderson said. "I feel like 
it's a great way to reward stu- 
dents for their achievements in 
this field. 

"It lets us know that hard 
work does pay off, and also 
gives us some unique opportu- 
nities for scholarships, intern- 
ships and writing awards," she 

Sigma Tau Delta will hold 
its first fall organizational 
meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, 
Sept. 1 6 in the Student Union's 
Cane River Room. 

The group will elect new 
officers and plan its fall activi- 
ties during the meeting. Any 
interested qualifying student 
should contact Advisor Dr. Lisa 
Abney or President Gail 
Henderson in Room 213 Kyser 
Hall or at 357-4332. 

Since arriving here in the 
fall of '97 I've noticed a trend 
within the editorials section of 
The Current Sauce. Not a lot 
of letters submitted to this edi- 
torial page are new or original 
and rarely offer any solutions 
or insights to the everyday 
annoyances that are constantly 

I'm writing to change that. 
In fact I'm willing to suggest 
ways and offer insight to help 
you, the reader, tackle any 
problem such as parking, din- 
ing facilities, admissions poli- 
cies (or lack thereof ) and that 
annoying smell in Kyser Hall 
that is all to reminiscient of a 
public bathroom. 

Such problems as well as 
all of the attention paid to 
them is a travesty, a travesty 
that I hope to exploit for as 
long as I'm given a forum to do 
so. This week we'll begin with 
what is probably the most 
common complaint, parking. 
I've heard thousands of my fel- 
low students complain about 
parking and as a former mem- 
ber of the Student Government 
Association's traffic and park- 
ing committees I can assure 
you all that the answer to a 
parking problem may not be as 
simple as paving and striping 
additional parking lots in cer- 
tain areas that would be very 

accessible to students. 

This idea is far too difficult 
and would surely get caught 
up in an administrative beau- 
racracy. What if there were a 
much more attractive and fea- 
sible plan? One that would get 
students excited about going to 
class and leaving their cars in 
one area regardless of how far 
it was from their classes. 

What if we could gain a 
competitive advantage on the 
other 1 3 (?) or so public uni- 
versities here in Louisiana that 
are competing with us for this 
new influx of students who 
can attend any Louisiana uni- 
versity of their choice as a 
result of the new TOPS schol- 
arship program? What if this 
plan were to pave the way for 
NSU into the 2 1st century and 
insure our status as a four year 

What if this plan was 
environmentally friendly, state 
of the art, and fun to use? 
What if we made 
Northwestern the Disney 
World of Louisiana's public 

state universities? What if 

we built a monorail trans- 
portation system?!? We would 
all be the envy of our friends 
who attend those universities 
where students are still driving 
and walking to class. 

Imagine a quick and aero- 

dynamic monorail system 
weaving and winding it's way 
through our campus, trans- 
porting students from tht 
University Columns to Kysf 
hall to the new IM buildinj 
and to Watson library and f 
the student union and jj 
Rapides hall. ( actually rapi* 
might be a bad idea ). 

This would be a sure W 
for success and would & 
Northwestern apart as the be* 
university in the state, perhai* 
with time the best in the coin 1 ' 
try. If we could just raise te" 5 
of millions of dollars through 
self-assessed student fees ^ 
wonderful dream ecu' 1 
become a reality!! 

On second thought, 20 
tional parking lots might be J 
little more realistic. Maybe 
we did some administrate 
arm-twisting as a student bo# 
we could even get them to ft? 
the bill from the ultra-myst^ 
ous and secretive "Gene£ 
Fund" ( the fund that all of * 
parking fines go into ) *j 
finance this crazy concur 
of..... additional parking lots- 

David Gunn 
SGA Senator 

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ing finish 


September 14 1999 

Page 7 

Cross Country preps for SMU 

Cade Brumley 
Sauce Reporter 

Coming off a fourth place 
in last year's Southland 
Conference, the NSU Demon 
cross-country team is ready to 
once again make their mark. 

They will get their first shot 
is they travel to Dallas, Texas to 

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Tuesday, Sept 

compete in the SMU 
Invitational this weekend.. 

According to head cross- 
country coach Leon Johnson, 
with five seniors and two 
juniors, he thinks he has what it 
takes to come through and win 
the conference championship. 

The teams senior members 
that are coming into this season 

with at least three years 
experience are: Robert 
McCormack, Todd Boddie, Mark 
Keough, Kyle Thomas, and 
Hector Andujo. Also, add to the 
mix a pair of junior runners in 
Robert Deramus and Blair 
Bagula and you have a team 
ready to compete. 

Upon being asked about the 

expected performance at the 
SMU meet, Johnson is 
optimistic. According to 
Johnson, last year at the SMU 
meet, his team went in without 
base training and ran well for 
four miles, then died on the last 
mile. With more base training 
and a year more mature, the 
demons are more focused and 

know what to expect coming 
into this years SMU meet. This 
knowledge might give them 
what it takes to come out on top. 
"We're running against some 
top quality teams," adds 

Running against the top 
teams out of conference should 
prepare the demons for the 

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Volleyball SW 

3 p.m. 




6 p.m. 
Sunday, Seat 


Soccer TENN.- 
MARTIN, 1 p.m. 

@ Denotes 
Away Games. 


Home Barnes 

News Bureau 

Holly Horn dribbles the ball downdfield in the Demons 4-2 victory over Troy State. 

Demons start conference steady 

Soccer takes two of three open conference with draw 

Kaleb Breaux 
Sauce Reporter 

Northewestern State 
walked away this week with 
twowins, two losses and one 

On Friday the Lady 
Demons took on Troy State 
and walked away with a 4-2 

Missy Payne, Holly Horn, 
Brittany Cargill, and Rachel 
Villio all scored 1 goal a piece. 
Cargill scored first for the 
Demons in the 42nd minute of 
the first quarter. The goal was 
assisted by the Missy Payne, 
who came away with 2 assists 
on the day. All of the Lady 
Demons goals came in the first 
half. The Lady Demons took 9 
shots on the goal. 

The Lady Demon defense 
allowed only two goals. One of 
the goals came from a 
defensive breakdown in the 
second half. 

Kim Hickman and Maite 
Goicoechea scored Troy's only 
two goals. 

Goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler recorded 2 saves but 
allowed one goal in the first 
half. She was replaced by 
Wendy Woodham in the 
second half. This was enough 
for the Northwestern victory. 

On Sunday the Lady 

Demons, once again on the 
road, took on Southwest 
Texas . State. After a 
somewhat disappointing 
game the Lady Demons were 
handed a 2-2 tie. 

Tori Carlino scored first 
for the Demons in the 30th 
minute to give Northwestern 
the lead. Southwest Texas 
answered with two goals, 
both in the second half. 
Southwest Texas maintained 
the lead until the 80th 
minute when Kerri Kalhanek 
scored a goal assisted by 
Joanne McKee. This tied the 
game at 2-2. 

In both overtime periods, 
the Demons had many 
opportunities to score. The 
Demons recorded 1 4 shots on 
goal, but could not convert 
any of these into goals. 

Goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler had 10 saves on the 
day, but allowed 2 goals. 

"We had some 
opportunities," said Coach 
Mitchell, "but they did a 
great job defensively putting 
a lot of people in the box, 
which made it very difficult 
for us to score after we tied 
the game." 

The Lady Demons will 
play again Tuesday at 
Southeastern Louisiana in 

'■x':' : ' : ':>¥:'"->:- ,: : :; : : \ 

Missy Payne chases the ball down evading a 
State defender from scoring a goal. The Demons 
next at SLU in Hammond at 4 p.m. 

News Bureau 



Also, a major meet at Texas 
A&M is in the near future. 
Johnson considers the A&M 
meet one of the best and expects 
to run against some top teams. 


Demon QB 
luncheon moves 
to Tne Landing. 

Northwestern State 
football fans can preview the 
Demons upcoming match-up 
with Tarleton State at the 
weekly Demon Quarterback 
Luncheon. The luncheons 
have returned to the The 
Landing Restaurant on Front 
Street last week. 

The buffet -style meal is 
$10. At least three fans will 
eat for free by winning the 
"Demon Dinner Drawing," 
entered by all paying guests 
and one winner will claim a 
free Sunday brunch at the 

Saints, Cowboys 
open with wins 

The New Orleans Saints 
and Dallas Cowboys each got 
off on the right foot, except 
for Saints running back Ricky 
Williams injuring his ankle 
again for the 1999 NFL 

The Cowboys went up 
14-3, then fell behind 35- 14. 
They stormed back to tie it in 
regulation before beating the 
Washington Redskins 41-33. 
A 76-yard pass from Troy 
Aikman to Raghib "Rocker 
Ismail helped win the game. 
The Saints used a touchdown 
by Special teams and a stingy 
defense to beat the Carolina 
Panthers 19-10. 

Agassi sweeps 
American singles 
in U.S. Open 

Andre Agassi completed 
an American singles sweep at 
the U.S. Open on Sunday, 
after defeating Todd Marrin 
in five sets. 

The No. 2 seed, Agassi, 
fell down two sets to one by 
the seventh -seeded Martin 
before battling back to take 
his second career Open title 
6-4, -6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6- 

The ail-American men's 
final was only the fifth here in 
the Open era, which began in 
1 968, and the first since Pete 
Sampras beat Atichael Chang 
In 1 996. 

Beaded haired Serena 
Williams beat top-ranked 
Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6 (7- 
4) Saturday for the Open 
women's singles crown. 

Bo sox rocket 
forward in three- 
game Yank sweep 

The Boston Red Sox 
continued fo surge toward the 
New York Yankees as they 
completed a three-game 
sweep by beating former 
teammate Roger Clemens 
with a 4-1 win. 

Boston now trails its 
rivals by 3 1/2 games atop 
the American League East 
with 19 left to play. 

A sellout crowd watched 
a vintage Red Sox- Yankees 
struggle featuring a 
brushback battle between 
Clemens and Bret 
Saberhagen, two home-plate 
collisions and exchanges 
between Jose Offerman and 
the Yankees dugout. 

find oi 
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Page 8 

September 14 199 ° ut 



Rondray Hill 

Okay, so your favorite 
college football team (in this 
case, the northwestern 
Demons) are 0-2. 

What to do??!!! 

Sure, the Demons have 
turned the ball over 1 3 times 
in the last two games( At that 
rate...hmm lets see... 1 3 
turnovers every 2 games X 9 
games.. .puts the Demons on 
pace to turn the ball over 54 
times this year! ). 

Sure, the Demons have 
only scored 2 touchdouns 
(both of which belong to Tony 
"Touchdown Taylor). 

But there's always a 
bright side to every dark spot. 

I grew up in a family 
which definetly saw the BAD 
— 'side of things. So, I learned to 
see the good side of a bad 

So lets analize whats 
been working so far: 

STILL HERE: I mean come 
on, when you hold Southern 
Mississippi to only 288 yards 
of total offense, you know 
you've got to be pretty good! I 
mean USM ran laps up and 
down the field on Tulane, and 
they went undefeated last year! 
Of course, one must ask 
themself, "How good was 

AUBREY: Hey, this is to all 

~lyou people ready to blame 
Aubrey Jones for the 0-2 start, 
LAY OFF HIM! This guy came 
in off the bench into the 
Southern "Snakepit" in front 
of 27,000 Jaguar fans (and 
one really loud band) and 
almost led the Demons to a 
win. Then the next week, starts 
against a super-talented 
Southern Miss team which 
pounded on Tulane the week 
before. What were you people 
honestly expecting!! Jones is 
the future of this team, so we'd 
better get used to it. 

3) THE 
WORK": Hey, we're not the 
only school in a slump. Out of 
all the schools picked to 
finished at or near the top of 
the SLC standings, all of them 
had a couple of rough 
weekends. McNeese (ha ha) 

jgot blasted on thier home field 
last week by the # 1 7 ranked 
Northern Iowa ( I can't tell 
you how bad the score was, 
but it was really, really bad!) 
Troy State played Cincinatti 
this weekend and lost rather 
convincingly, and SFA, well, I 
don't think I have to explain 
anything about SFA! They're 0- 
2 also. 

Misery loves company. 

had the opportunity to ride 
with the NSU Cheerleaders to 
the Southern game. All of the 
steryotypes about cheerleaders 
are TRUE! Well most of them. I 
mean, after the loss to 
Southern, we went to eat at a 
McDonald's outside of Baton 
Rouge. These kids were doing 
cheers in the parking lot of 
McDonalds!!! And they were 
doing the real thing, tossing 
the girls in ther air, doing 
those pyramids, all this on 
CONCRETE! In front of highly- 
flammable gas pumps! You 
wanna talk about dedication, 
talk to the cheerleaders! 

I actually have to explain why 
that's a good thing?! 

So, there you have it. 5 
good reasons to be proud to be 
a Demon and sing the fight 
song (if you know the words)! 

Now, if we go 0- 
3. ..then we can panic. 


USM hands 2nd straight 

Rondray Hill 
Sauce Reporter 

USM 40 

Demons 6 


Goodwin said was "very 
embarrased" Saturday night in 
Hattiesburg, MS. 

The Nortwestern Demons 
held the USM Eagles to only 91 
yards rushing, 197 yards 
passing, and outgained USM in 
total yards, 366 to their 288. 

So why was he embarrased? 

The reason why Goodwin 
was embarrased was because of 
16 points scored by the 
SouthernMississippi Golden 
Eagle's defense in USM's victory 
over the Demons 40-6. 

Turnovers and mistakes 
were once again at the center of 
the Demons' problems. 
Northwestern turned the ball 

over three times 
inside the red 
zone, twice 
inside the end 

Add one 
fumble on the 
first play of the 
game, a blocked 
feild goal 
returned for a 
and a blocked 
extra point, 
then there's a 
recipe for 

"I'm very 
embarrased by 
the score and 
the fact that we 
gave them so 
much," said 

So far this season, 
Demons have turned the 
over 13 times, 8 coming 

Demon head coach Sam Goodwin argues a 
Saturday's 40-6 loss. 


week against .Southern. The 
Demons have gotten into the 
end zone only twice. 

"I think 
we'll be a really 
good team if we 
dont keep 
ourselves in the 
foot," replied 
Goodwin. "We 
corrected most 
of the problems 
(Southern) . 
Once we plug 
those leaks and 
they stay 
plugged, we 
can get going. 

Aubry Jones 
started the 
game for the 
Demons inplace 
of the injured 
Brad Spangler. 
Jones, a 
sophomore from Baton Rouge, 
completed 11 of 23 passes for 
184 yards. Senior quarterback 

News Bureau 

call a 

Bo Meeks made his fir 
appearance in a Demo 
uniform, throwing for 10 
yards off 7 comnpletions. +~ 

Spangler may be ready VOL. 8* 
play in this Saturday. ^^mm 

Coming off a 144-yai 
rushing game against Souther] I^T d 
Tony Taylor looked vei 1^1 | 
impressive again for th 
Demons, rushing for 71 yar< 
and the only Demon TD again 
what coach Goodwin called 
best defense I've ever faced in 1 
years here." 

The Demon defense look jyne. 
very sharp, holding the high council 
powered USM running game v0 \ e ot - 
9 1 yards. Last week again n ance.s 
Tulane, Southern Miss explod< orient 
for 221 yards rushing and 4\ 
yards of total offense. Man 
Thomas led the Demon defe; 
with 6 takles. Linebacker Lai 
Lawrence got the first Derm 
interception of the season e 
in the first half. 



News Bureau 

Senior cornerback Mike Green accumulated four tackles, as the Demon allowed 
USM 91 toal rushing yard and 197 yards passing. 

Northwestern La (0-2) vs. 
Southern Miss (2-0, l-O) at 
Hattieburg, Miss 

Score by quarters 

USM 14 17 




First Downs 

Rushing Attempts/ Yds . 

Passes (A-C-I) 

Passing Yards 

Total Offensive Yards 

Punts/ Avg. 

Fumbles/ Fumbles Lost 
Penalties/ Yds. 
Possession Time 




1 61 
















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27:40 s 

Volleyball hands Grambling 3-1 loss 

Jay Lyles/ Bryan Satawa 
Sauce Reporter 

With the win last Friday against 
Grambling State, Northwestern is off to its 
second best start in school history, as the 
team moved its record to 5- 1. 
NSU (5-1) took three of four games to beat 
Grambling (1-6) and won the match 3-1. 

NSU opened the match by taking the 
first two games with scores of 15-8 and 
1 5-7 respectively. 

Grambling came back in the third 
game barely pulling off a 1 7- 1 5 win. 

NSU, however, finished out the match 

in the forth game when they slaughtered 
Grambling in a 15-2 whipping. 

Lauren Thorman was one of the big 
stars for NSU. She recorded 10 kills and 17 
total attacks over three games. She had a .47 1 
PCT on the night. 

Four players on the team went the 
distance on Friday as they competed through 
the whole night. Missy Krause, Lisa Abner, 
Ashley Brooks and Kim Hand played in all 
four games and kept their PG's above .200. 

The team recorded a total of 53 kills, 
22 errors, 142 total attacks and a team PCT 
of .218. The team also recorded a total of 
eight blocks. 

Grambling's best showing came from 
Yolanda Hudson played through four games 
recording 5 kills, 1 error, 1 3 total attacks and 
a PQ of .308. 

The team totaled 32 kills, 18 errors, 
107 total attacks and a team PCT of .131. 
The team did record 14.5 blocks, but it was 
not enough to stop the Demons. 

The Demons then traveled to Tulsa, 
Oklahoma to play in the Dr. Tom Cairns 
Hurricane Classic. In their first game in the 
tournament on Friday the Demons played the 
University of Missouri Kansas City and lost 
3-0(3-15,4-15,0-15). Kim Hand led the 
road weary Demons with four kills in the 

match and Missy Krause had 12 assists. 

On Saturday the Demons played two 
matches. The first one was against North 
Texas State and the Demons won this match 
in a five game thriller 3-2 (15- 12, 12-15, 5- 
15, 15-9, 15-9) Elizabeth Perez led the 
Demons with 18 kills in the match. Hand 
and Christina Stone also helped out in the 
match with 12 and 11 kills. 

The Demons other match on Saturday 
was against the University of Tulsa. The 
Demons lost this one 3-0 ( 9-15, 4-15, 10- 
1 5). Lisa Abner had 1 3 kills in the game and 
10 digs to lead the Demons. 

The Lady Demons are now 6-3 overall 

on the season. This is the best start for 
team in years. 

This week the Demons will d 
Southland Conference play with their 6 
home games of the season in Prali 

Coliseum. On Friday the Demons will i half-time 

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Natchitoches is changing its 
tune. The Natchitoches City 
Council will meet Oct. 1 1 to 
vote on three new city ordi- 
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arcade, adult or sex-oriented 
bookstore, adult or sex-oriented 
theater, adult motel, adult video 
store, adult caberet, escort 
agency, sexual encounter center 
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update on the work, see the related story on page 3. 

to rent or displays any material 
depicting or describing "speci- 
fied sexual activities" or "speci- 
fied anatomical areas." 

There are three ordinances, 
Numbers 66,67,68. Each ordi- 
nance deals with different areas 
of the "SOB" Laws. The first , 
No. 66, deals with "Licenses, 
Permits, and Miscellaneous 
Business Regulations." The sec- 
ond, No. 67, "Zoning 
Regulations." The last, No. 68, 

Natural Mystik, on Highway 
1 South, has been the center of 
controversy since its grand 
opening last month. If the ordi- 
nances are passed, they would 
fall under Ordinance 66, 
"Licenses, Permits, and 
Miscellaneous Business 

Regulations," which says that a 
^ commercial establishment that, 
as one of its principal business 
, purposes, offers for sale or 
rental for any form of consider- 
ation any one or more of the fol- 

I. Books, magazines, period- 
icals, or other printed matter, or 
photographs, films, motion 
picture, video cassettes or video 

« reproduction, slides, or other 
visual representations that 
depict or describe "specified 
sexual activities" or " specified 
anatomical areas." 

II. Instruments, devices, or 
paraphernalia that are designed 
for use in connection with " 
specified sexual activities." 

Natchitoches is an Historic 
town with a lot of prestige and 

pride. It's not only the oldest 
settlement in the Louisiana 
Purchase, but it's where movies 
such as Steel Magnolias have 
been made. The people of 
Natchitoches are concerned 
about their children and where 
their town is headed in the next 

Natchitoches is growing by 
leaps and bounds and business 
is good for everyone. "Because 
of the growth that Natchitoches 
is experiencing we have to be 
careful about what types of 
business are moving in. You 
hear about this in New Orleans 
and New York, but Natchitoches 
has to set restrictions now. We 
are growing fast," said Mayor 

Ordinance Number 67, 

entitled " Zoning Regulations," 
will provide a new business dis- 
trict which will be known as the 
"B-SOB District." 

With Natchitoches being a 
historical, conservative and reli- 
gious community city ordi- 
nances must be passed in order 
to protect the health, safety and 
welfare of such businesses as 
well as the citizens of 

It is believed that by passing 
the above ordinance, property 
values will be protected and it 
will prevent further deteriora- 
tion of the City neighborhoods. 
It will also promote the return of 
residents and businesses to City 
neighborhoods and decrease 
crime and juvenile delinquency. 

Complaints kill proposed name change 

Sauce Staff 

A proposal to change a 
street name in Natchitoches' 
was shot down under protest 
from local merchants. 

After listening to a handful 
of protesters recently, the 
Natchitoches City Council 
decided it would be too much of 
a hassle to rename College 
Avenue to University Parkway. 

Councilmen decided to let 
the issue die rather than place n 
back on the agenda. 

The proposal was an ordi- 
nance to rename College Avenue 
from its intersection with 
Jefferson Street to La. Highway 6 
to the western city limits. 

Although the issue was 
placed on Monday's agenda for 
final voting, it was tabled to 
allow public input. The ordi- 
nance was first introduced at an 
Aug. 23 City Council meeting. 

The council wanted to 
change the street name because 
College Avenue was originally 
named for Normal College, 

Clayton Plaza to be unveiled soon 

Kim Sayer 
Contributing Writer 

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:mons will j half-time of the NSU vs. Nicholls 
totonio at « State game, The Jack Clayton 
p Raza will be revealed for every- 

'hey will t* one to see. 
hen play T Th e athlet- 
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^ ,b all team in NSU's history. 

The Jack Clayton Plaza is 
^Proximately 1,807 sq. feet, 

It will also State the team's 
record and any championships 
won that year. The square in the 
middle of the plaza will repre- 
sent NSU's only undefeated foot- 
ball team. Former NSU football 
player, Randy Brodnax sculpted 
a bust of Jack Clayton that will 

Titanium 5,000.00 and up. 
There is a minimum of 100.00 
donation to have a brick 
engraved, but all donations are 

The money that is raised 
by the Jack Clayton Plaza will be 
used to pay for the plaza and to 
create a permi- 
nant scholar- 
ship for athletic 
students at NSU. 




Photo by Gary Hardamon 
The Jack Clayton Plaza, near the field house, will be unveiled to 
everyone at the half of the Nicholls St. game 



over 6,000 pieces of paved 

„ -e pavers, or bricks. Each of 
a , e big dark squares of bricks 
the outside rim of the 
^ 2 a each represents a team 
. at Clayton coached. Each 
p| Uar e has the name of each 
coach and manager affil- 


with the team that year. 

be displayed in the plaza. 

The remaining bricks left on 
the plaza are open for the public 
to buy. A donation can be made, 
and a message will be engraved 
into a brick in the plaza. 

Donations are open for any 
business, individual, groups or 
organizations to purchase. The 
different levels of donations are: 
Bronze 100.00 to 499.00, Silver 
500.00 to 999.00, Gold 
1, 000.00 to 2,499.00, Platinum 
2,500.00 to 4,999.00 and 

On October 
2nd, the plaza is 
hoped to have 
raised 60 to 70 
thousand dol- 

O n 
Saturday the 
2nd, there will 
be a luncheon at 
noon in the 
Student Union 
Ballroom, a 
Photo session at 
1 p.m., a Plaza 
Preview at 2 
p.m., a Pre- 
Game Reception 
at 4 p.m. in the 
Purple & White Room of the 
Athletic Fieldhouse, and during 
half-time The Jack Clayton Plaza 
will be dedicated. 

For more information about 
purchasing bricks and making 
donations, contact Greg Burke at 
357-5251 or go to 

which eventually turned into 
Northwestern State University. 

However, a small group of 
store own- 
ers who 
the coun- 
cil's pre- 
meet ing 
last week 
said a sim- 
ple name 
W^O u 1 d 
mean dis- 
aster for 
their busi- 

I f 
changed to 
store own- 
ers would 
not only 
have to 
but also 
their beer 
and lottery 

licenses, stationery, business 
cards and web sites. 

"It'll just be a real pain," 
said Tim Todd, co-owner of 
College Avenue Texaco Food 
Mart. "We don't feel like it's 

There are several establish- 
ments that use College Avenue 
as part of their name. They 
include College Avenue 
Washateria and College Avenue 
United Methodist Church. 

Todd said changing the 
name wouldn't educate college 
students or increase the enroll- 
ment at Northwestern State 

He stressed, however, their 
opposition to the name change 
doesn't mean he and other busi- 

Photo by Courtney Payne 
The proposed name change of College Avenue had 
store owners, such as Lee Waskom of Campus 
Corner, concerned about business. 

ness owners aren't committed in 
their support of the university. 
"We're proud of 

Northwestern," he said. "We 
want to see it do good." 

He pointed out other uni- 
versities such as LSU and 
University of Louisiana at 
Lafayette have a College Drive. 

Council members were 
hoping a sign bearing the new 
street name could be posted 
near Interstate 49 as a type of 
"gateway" leading motorists to 
the university. Todd said such a 
sign could still be placed near 
the interstate. 

Lee Waskom, owner of 

Campus Corner at 4 9 12 College 
Ave, knows first-hand what 
name and address changes can 
mean for businesses. The name 
of Waskom's business was 
changed several years ago from 
Pat's Economy to Campus 

That one name change 
meant having to deal with the 
store's 2,000 vendors, which led 
to what he called an "account- 
ing nightmare." 

"It takes a lot to get it done," 
he assured council members. 

Waskom estimated it would 
take five to six years to make a 
total transition from one name 
to the other. Even today, he 
receives mail addressed to Pat's 

Council member John 
Winston suggested the name 
change to phased in, making the 
transition less painful for busi- 
ness owners. 

However, vendors quickly 
shot down that idea, insisting 
businesses must either go by one 
address or the other. 

Leigh Perkins, director of 
emergency preparedness for the 
parish, reminded the Council 
that changing College Avenue to 
University Parkway might prove 
somewhat confusing for law 
enforcement officials since 
Natchitoches already has two 
other streets bearing the word 

In addition, voter registra- 
tion cards would have to be 
changed for those residents liv- 
ing on College Avenue. 

If the name change were 
approved, he said, all number 
addresses on College Avenue 
would be changed for proper 

More than 500 families take part in Family Day 

Josh Green 
Sauce Reporter 

The barbeques were grillin 
and the parents were "chillin" 
during NSU-SAB's annual fami- 
ly day. 

Parents were lined up hours 
before the game Saturday from 
the entrance of Magale Recital 
Hall to Sam Sibley Drive. 

Paul Monteleone, president 
of the Student Activities Board 
says that turnout for family day 
in the past "doesn't even com- 
pare" with this year's turnout. 

"This year's family day was 
awesome," said Monteleone. 
More than three thousand tick- 
ets to the game against Tartleton 
State were given out to approxi- 
mately five hundred families 
who showed up for the day's 

Parents were treated to a 
meal, were eligible for door- 
prizes, and were invited to tail- 
gate before the game. In addi- 
tion, Dr. Randall Webb and 
S.G.A. President Shawn Hornsby 
gave reassuring speeches to 
their audience of involved, and 
in some cases concerned par- 

"I encouraged the parents 
to take a look at the student's 
surroundings and everyday 
life," said Hornsby. Obviously, 
that concept worked. Both par- 
ents and students were 
impressed with the message 
conveyed during Family Day's 

Stephanie Danby and her 
parents say the S.A.B. put on a 
wonderful program this year. 
Bonnie Mathes, Stephanie's 
mom says that she can't wait to 

attend next year. 

"All events seemed to run 
smoothly and the parents 
seemed really entertained", 
Danby continues, "programs 
like this help my parents know 
that NSU is a friendly environ- 
ment where I can get involved." 

Nicole Laborde said that 
what made it a good program 
for her mother was the feeling 
the football game gave her. "She 
felt like an NSU Demon .... 
rooting for the home team all 
the way." 

Making parents feel reas- 
sured that Northwestern State 
University was S.A.B. goal each 
year before putting on Family 
Day. With the response of stu- 
dents and parents, it seems that 
Paul Montleone and his crew 
did just that. 


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The Current Sauce 

September 21, 1999 

Briefs | Financial Aid Night to 

answer questions of students 

Jindal brings "tour" to 

Items from NASA 
sold at Christie's 

NEW YORK - Christie's 
auction house sold several 
pieces of space history moon- 
dusted name tag for $310,500 
on Saturday. 

During the 1971 flight of 
Apollo 15, jackets and other 
equipment were left on the 
moon to lighten the load for the 
return trip to earth. The late 
James Irwin, though, tore his 
6-by- 12-inch name tag off of 
his jacket. 

A spacesuit used for train- 
ing by Neil Armstrong sold for 
$178,500, more than twice 
what it was anticipated to sell 

Anything flown into space 
must be given to the 
Smithsonian before it can be 
sold to the public, which causes 
the price of objects that have 
been in space to be high, due to 

.New storm forming 
J in Gulf 

MIAMI - As Hurricane 
Gert moves towards Bermuda, 
Tropical Storm Harvey may be 
forming in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Gert. with winds of 130 
mph, is approaching Bermuda 
at 12 mph. The National 
Hurricane Center placed Gert 
480 miles away from Bermuda 
on Sunday. 

The National Hurricane 
Center issued a hurricane 
watch and a tropical storm 
warning on Sunday for 

A tropical depression with 
35 mph winds could become 
"'tropical storm Harvey. 

The tropical depression 
remains 340 miles from St. 

2,500 U.N. troops 
in Indonesia 

DILI, Indonesia - Armed 
international peacekeeping 
troops flew into East Timor yes- 
terday preparing the way for 
U.N. peacekeeping troops. 

U.N. troops intend to help 
the Indonesian province gain 

The peacekeeping troops 
began by being greeted cordial- 
ly by Indonesian troops and 
moving goats, which blocked 
part of the runway. 

Pro-Jakarta militias and 
their allies in the Indonesian 
army oppose the peacekeeping 

J Dili's airport is crucial to 
the U.N.'s mission. 

By Monday afternoon more 
than 2,500 U.N. troops arrived 
in Indonesia. 

Sixth hurricane of 
season forms off 
coast of California 

National Hurricane Center 
identified Hilary, the sixth hur- 
ricane of the season, off of the 
coast of California Sunday. 

The tropical storm became 
a hurricane when it obtained 
winds of 75 mph. 

The National Hurricane 
-Renter expects Hilary to dimin- 
ish before hitting land. 

Money found miss- 
ing during audit of 
Tournament of 
Roses Parade 

Following an annual audit of 
the Rose Bowl and New Year's 
Day Rose Parade, $60,000 
came up missing. 

Tournament of Roses offi- 
cials confirmed that Richard 
Quattropane, chief financial 
officer for the tournament, 
resigned after the audit. 

No arrests have been made. 

Many discrepancies were 
found in Quattropane's finan- 
cial records. 

Authorities are now look- 
ing into previous years's 

Karly Pierre 
Contributing Writer 

Do you have questions 
about financial aid? Financial 
Aid Night is the answer those 

Financial Aid Night will be 
held on Sept. 29 at 6:30 in the 
Cane River Room in the Student 
Union. The purpose of Financial 
Aid Night is to increase student 
body awareness of the financial 
aid process. Information and 
door prizes will be presented at 
the meeting. Students will also 
have the opportunity to voice 
concerns and questions. 

"Financial Aid Night will 
stress the importance of meet- 
ing deadlines and make clear 
the students' responsibility in 
the financial aid process," said 
Kenn Posey, director of the 
Office of Student Financial Aid. 

"Though application pro- 
cessing takes about a week at the 
University, it is better for the 
student if he or she turns in the 
application before the deadline. 
Northwestern handles about 
$26 million in student loans a 

Posey said that some stu- 
dents have the misconception 
that they are only obligated to 

fill out the University Financial 
Aid Data Form and a Free 
Application for Federal Student 
Aid (FAFSA) form. Sometimes 
they are wrong. 

"After the institutional 
application at the university is 
processed the student will 
receive a promissory note from 
the university certifying eligibil- 
ity," said Posey. "It is then the 
student's responsibility to nego- 
tiate the loan check with a 
lender and mail the promissory 

Financial Aid Night is one of 
many steps made by the Office 
of Financial Aid towards 
improving efficiency and stu- 
dent relations. Posey mentioned 
a new full-time coordinator of 
Appliance Services, full-time 
staff members serving one hour 
a day at the front desk and addi- 
tional space to offer confiden- 
tiality as a few of the improve- 
ments made to the office. 

Mary Odom, coordinator of 
Financial Aid Client Services, 
said the larger office space has 
been a big step towards effec- 
tively serving students. 

"Before we enlarged the 
size of our offices, we only had 
one computer at the front desk 
and no place for the students to 
sit," said Odom. "Now that we 

have more room and computers, 
we have better access to infor- 
mation. The students feel more 
comfortable and they don't have 
to wait as long." 

Susan Tilghman, a junior, 
noticed an improvement in 

"They correspond more 
with you," said Tilghman. "If 
you ask questions, there is more 
help and processing is more 

Senior Shannon Daney dis- 

"I've come here for two 
weeks and haven't been able to 
sec the person I've wanted to 
see," said Daney. "I've had to 
wait in long lines. Overall 
though, I'm pleased, and my 
advisor is really good." 

For more information about 
Financial Aid Night or answers 
to questions about financial aid 
e-mail Kenn Posey at 

CP-Tel ending 
University discounts 

Joni Naquin 
Suace Reporter 

Students will soon find they 
will be paying more for using 
the Internet. As of October 1, 
CP-Tel network services will no 
longer be offering the student 
discounts or the educator and 
senior discounts. 

"We find we can't make 
any money with a $19.95 
account," Richard Gill, CP-Tel 
General Manager 
said. "It's a busi- 
ness decision." 

accounts are more 
difficult to main- 
tain, he said. It's 
harder to adminis- 
ter student 
accounts because 
CP-Tel has no way 
of controlling if a 
student no longer is 
a student, he said. 
Gill stated that not 
only do students 
use the Internet 
more than any 
other group, but 
students also con- 
nect and disconnect 
more than any 
other group. 

"We decided 
we wanted to pro- 
vide a high quality 
of service," Gill 

said. "We just can- 
not do it at $19.95 account, 

especially with a group that 

uses the Internet a lot more 

than a lot of our customers." 

The decision to end the dis- 
counts is to make CP-Tel's busi- 
ness more profitable and more 
efficient. CP-Tel hopes to con- 
tinue to provide the quality of 
service that their customers are 
used to having. CP-Tel prides 
itself on having faster more 
reliable service than any other 
Internet service providers avail- 
able. For this reason, some stu- 
dents feel that CP-Tel is capital- 
izing on a monopoly. 

"CP-Tel decided to charge 
an additional five dollars from 
students because they know 
that they are the only provider 
that offers unlimited service 
locally," senior and CP-Tel cus- 
tomer, Manny Guendulay said. 
"Students have to keep using it 
because not only is it the best 
it's the only one that provides 
that type of service." 

Despite this new price 
increase, CP-Tel is not expect- 
ing a loss of customers. Gill says 
that customers rely on their 
quality and will be willing to 

pay extra for it. 

"We don't think we will 
have a great deal of people 
leave us, because basically it is a 
good quality service," Gill said. 

"I make no apologies," he 
said. "What you can get out of 
CP-Tel is plenty worth tlu 
money," he said. 

Students will be able to see 
the change in prices in their 
October bill. The new billing 
cycle will start in the middle of 

photo by Virginia L Dixon 
Students and teachers will soon lose CP-Tel 

October. The Personal Package 
will now be $24.95 per month, 
rather than $19.95. The basic 
dial-up package is $10.95 a 

"I think CP-Tel has decided 
to profit off of the poor services 
that NSU students have to use in 
order to connect on campus 
with the VAX," Guendulay said. 
"I have done the math and I 
don't see how CP-Tel could 
stand to make money if students 
like myself discontinue their 

Customers can look for- 
ward to some better packages 
down the road, though. Gill 
says there are plans for package 
deals and CP- Tel will also try to 
allow even higher speed access 
available soon. 

If a CP- Tel customer would 
like to downgrade their services 
to the basic package or if they 
would like to cancel their order, 
they can call CP-Tel at 352- 

Shawn T. Hornsby 
Editor in chief 

Last Tuesday, approxi- 
mately 200 students took part 
in an interactive presentation 
given by University of 
Louisiana System President 
Bobby Jindal. 

The presentation at the 
University was the first stop 
on a tour of all eight 
University of Louisiana 
schools. The purpose of 
Jindal's "Tour of Excellence" 
is to promote a 60 -page guide 
to postgraduate opportunities. 
The guide is a compilation of 
scholarships and fellowships 
from both abroad and domes- 
tic institutions. 

"This book is the first 
step," Jindal said. 

Jindal, a Rhode's scholar 
and member of the state's 
Rhode's selection committee, 
said that he would not have 
applied for such scholarships 
if it were not for the encour- 
agement of his professors. 

Before the session with 
the students, Jindal met with a 

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administrators and faculty 
members. The team is respon- 
sible for organizing a "one- 
stop shop" for students that 
would provide all pertinent 
information about postgradu- 
ate opportunities. 

"The whole idea is to 
excite our students," Jindal 
said. "Students need exciting 
opportxinities to keep them in 

During the session Jindal 
briefly outlined the book then 
focused on interviewing skills. 

Jindal said, do not give an 
answer you think interviewers 
want to hear. He added, give 
them your answer because 
there are no right or wrong , 

The questions Jindal, 
asked the audience ranged; 
from solutions to marketing: 
problems of pharmaceuticals 
to which six people would you 
invite to dinner and why. 
Jindal hopes the tour will 
spark immediate results. 

"The deadlines for many 
of the overseas awards is late 
fall," Jindal said. "We hope 
many students will apply this 

Dr. Randall Webb, the 
University president, also sup- 
ported the students and all of 
their efforts. 

"You make us proud to be 
associated with! 
Northwestern," Webb said. 

The tour left the 
University headed fori 
Louisiana Tech and will con- 
tinue to visit all of the univer- 
sities until the Board of 
Supervisors for the University; 
of Louisiana system meeting 
this week. 

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To get details about how you can become 
an officer of Marines after you graduate, 
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today at NSU Career Day in the Student Union. 
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Scholarships are offered as 
( means of financial assistance 
t0 all applicable students, 
^eluding non-traditional and 
continuing education. 

Although scholarships for 
continuing education and non 
(jgditional students seem to be 
fcw and far between, I have 
located two awards designed 
jpecifically for these students. 

The ' Girtrude Bott 
Scholarship is to be awarded to 
(hose who qualify as continuing 
jducation students. 

Students interested in 
pplying for this scholarship 
need to secure an application 
from the Scholarship Office in 
Roy Hall, complete the applica- 
tion, and turn it back in to the 
Scholarship Office by July 1st. It 
will then go before the 
University's Scholarship 

Committee, where the decision 
of whether or not to grant the 
award is made. 

Because the "Bott 
Scholarship" is considered a 
one-year-award, the student 
must reapply every year in 
order to be considered in the 
distribution of the reward. 

The House of 

Representatives has developed a 
proposal to award what would 
be the second scholarship 
offered through the Scholarship 
Office to non-traditional and 
continuing students. 

The House's proposal of the 
"Resolution 200" scholarship is 
an allocation of already existing 
scholarship funds into a sepa- 
rate University account to rec- 
ognize Everit Doerge, a deceased 
U.S. legislator and alumnus of 
the University who was said to 
be very active in educational 

The award will recognize a 

continuing student in the 
College of Education, whether 
the student is a freshman, soph- 
omore or junior with a scholar- 
ship of $400 a year. 

Once the student receives 
the "Resolution 200" scholar- 
ship, it will remain with them 
until they graduate. 

This scholarship has not yet 
been approved. 

"We're trying to come up 
with some ways to recognize 
continuing and non traditional 
students," Ina Agnew, Director 
of Enrollment Services, said. 
"The House 'Resolution 200' 
scholarship provided us with 
one avenue to do that. We're still 
looking for some other means." 

According to Johnnette 
Smiley, Coordinator of 
University Scholarships, non- 
traditional and continuing stu- 
dents are offered a number of 
awards through departmental 
scholarships and the Alumni 

Keyser construction about to go to next level 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Sauce Reporter 

As the Keyser Street 
xpansion gets into full 
iwing, the Keyser Street 
ridge prepares to be reno- 
ated and expanded. 

"Plans have been com- 
leted for some time," said 
ridge Design Engineer for 
luisiana Wayne Aymond. 

Aymond said that con- 
duction on Keyser Road 
as postponed any work on 
he Keyser bridge. Two sep- 
ate construction sites at 
he same time and almost 
he same location would 
ause unnecessary traffic 
jproblems Aymond said. The 
IKeyser Avenue construction 
jis bout one year from com- 

"The project is sched- 
uled for letting [accepting 
(bids to perform the con- 
struction! in late August," 
ymond said. 

The company with the 
lowest bid will receive the 

Photo by Courtney Payne 
Construction to Keyser Avenue and 
Keyser Bridge should be completed 
sometime next year 

contract for the construc- 

The bridge construction 
should cause little problem 
for the city Aymond said. 

"The construction will 
involve the construction of a 
detour bridge," Aymond said. 

The two lane detour bridge 
will be built just north of the 
existing bridge. 

"As soon as the detour 
bridge opens, the existing 
bridge will be shut down for 
construction," Ayond said. 

Many construction sites 
face the problem of 
motorists who refuse to slow 
down, but Aymond does not 
expect that problem in 

"By and large this shouldn't 
affect the city in any way," 
Aymond said. "They have a 
two lane bridge now, and 
they'll have a two lane 
bridge when construction 
begins. When we finish, 
they'll have a nicer three 
lane bridge." 

awthorne, Townsend visit campus 

joni naquin 
Sauce Reporter 

Some special guests visited 
ororities and fraternities on 
Punday night. Two local politi- 
cians visited meeting on 
[Sundays to encourage voter reg- 
stration and to promote their 

District Judge candidate, 
J ee Ann Hawthorne and State 
fipresentative candidate, Taylor 
'ownsend both visited the Phi 
hi house to promote their 

Taylor Townsend felt it was 
iportant to talk to college stu- 
dents because policies affect 
udents and students have an 
Kportant voice in society. 
"You are spending your 

money here at this university, 
you're working, you're driving a 
vehicle, so it's your tax money 
being spent and your life that 
will be controlled, one way or 
another by government regula- 
tions," Townsend said to the Phi 
Mu's. "It's your job to go out 
and vote." 

He encourage voter regis- 
tration and he handed out voter 
registration cards. It was impor- 
tant to Townsend to meet with 
the other fraternities and soror- 
ities on campus. He also met 
with the College Republicans. 

Later in the evening, 
District Judge candidate Dee 
Ann Hawthorne also visited the 
Phi Mu house to speak to mem- 
bers of Phi Mu and to members 
of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. 

She gave students insight into 
her life and the story of how she 
became a lawyer. 

"I love to talk to students 
and I try to maintain contact 
with the university 
students,"Hawthorne said. " It 
keeps me young." 

Hawthorne explained to 
students how she would be a 
good judge because she would 
listen to students and hear their 
side. She feels that students 
should not be taken advantage 
of in the courtroom. Hawthorne 
wants to students to be treated 
fairly in her courtroom. 

The elections for the two 
candidates will be held on Oct. 

lemon pep rallies strong in fourth year 

Heather Patton 
Sauce Reporter 

Demons come out at 
%ht" is in its fourth year at 

The 'Demons come out at 
P'Sht' is a pep rally event that is 

0r the support of the 

°°tball team and to pro- 
mote the game," said 
Welanie McBride, chair- 
"fcn of the pep rally com- 

"There are usually 

*°or prizes given. At the 

^es, students are in the 

jands. The pep rally gives 

fte students a chance to 

*f l an up close view of 

^ e field since they can sit 

7, the field during the 
r ally» * 

I .At the rally, 
^'versify President Dr. 
Jandall Webb welcomed 
^ students. Greg Burke, 

"letic director, spoke as 
s el l as Demon Football Coach 
„ an i Goodwin. There was a 
^ r e am i n > Demon contest. The 

° s t spirited wins a door prize: 

"The pep rallies are spon- 
sored by the Order or Omega, 
an academic honor society 
organization for Greek stu- 
dents," said Duke Johnson, 
Assistant Director of Student 
Activities and Organizations for 
Greek Life and Leadership 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
University students come out in force every Friday night 
to support the Demons at the "Demons come out at 
night" pep rallies. 

of residency at Northwestern; 
2) the student must be a junior 
or a senior; 3) the student must 
rank academically above the 
Greek average which is 2.73; 
and 4) the student must be in 
good standing with their frater- 
nity or sorority. 

Pep ral- 
lies are held 
each Friday 
night before 
home games at 
T u r p i n 
Stadium. The 
pep rallies 
usually start at 
10 p.m. Spirit 
groups, the 
dance line, etc. 
usually per- 
form as well. 

want all stu- 
dents, not just 
and sororities 
to participate," 


To be in Order of Omega, 
the requirements are: 1) the 
student must have one full year 

Johnson said. 


Although scholarships for 
non-traditional and continuing 
students seem almost non-exis- 
tent, the truth is that most schol- 
arships offered are not based 
upon classification or age. 

Almost all criteria for schol- 
arships offered through the 
University (excluding the Bott 
scholarship and the proposed 
"Resolution 200") are based 
upon major, ethnic background, 
academic ability, and in some 
cases, where the student is from. 
The age of the student is seldom, 
if ever, an issue in the granting 
of a scholarship. 

So, ask around. Just 
because non traditional students 
have been around a little bit 
longer than the other students, 
does not make them any less 

Relax, it's only 
your future we're 
talking about. 

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Campus Connections 

Counseling and Career Services: All students who are interested in locating off-cam- 
pus, part-time employment may come by Student Union 305 and schedule an appointment with the 
Counseling and Career Services Office. Our office will assist you with the development of your 
resume, interviewing skills, and eventual placement into the business community. For more informa- 
tion, call 357-5621. 

Society for Advancement of Man agement (SAM): 

meeting for anyone interested in joining** Wednesday September 22nd at 2:30 pm Room 218, 
Russell Hall If you can't make the meeting, but are interested in SAM please email me at 
wbush2 1 

The Society of Professional Journalists Anyone interested in joining or learning mor< 
about the organization is encouraged to attend or contact the chapter adviser, Neil Ralston, at 357- 
4439. The Society is a 90-year-old organization that features more than 13,500 student and pro- 
fessional members throughout the world. The Society is dedicated to a free press, free speech and 
the ethical practice of journalism. 

Biological Honor Society New members meeting 
108 of Bienvenue Hall. 

September 23rd at 5 p.m. in room 

The Student Activities Board will be holding interviews for two Representative at Large 
positions on Mon. September 27 at 12 Noon. Apply in Rm 214 of the Student L T nion by 12 Noon 
Friday September 24. 

Phi Mu Fraternity: 

Hey Everybody! Please make sure to attend the mandatory Sisterhood tonight. Please be sure to vote 
for your sisters this week - elections are Wednesday and Thursday. Good luck ladies we love ya'il. 
Also remember to eat lunch the courtyard. Please attend the IM game this week, Tuesday 3 p.m. 
Don't forget to listen to the speaker in the baiiroom and Bible Study will follow. Have a great week! 

The German Club will meet Fridays 6:30 p.m. at Cafe' Isabelle. Everybody is invited to 
attend. For more information call Mark at 357-4132. 

College Republicans: 

There will be a community forum held in the President's Room of the Student Union on Thursday, 
September 23. The guest speaker will be Commissioner of Elections Candidate Gary Reynolds. 
Everyone on campus is encouraged to attend the forum. Your presence and views at the forum will 
be quite welcome and respected. This is not an endorsement for a candidate, but it is a chance to 
hear about many of the issues currently facing our state. | 

TH« week at the BSU1 

Wednesday night worship service at 8:30 p.m. 

Thursday from 11: 1 5- 1 2:30 LUNCH Encounter (home-cooked meals for only a dollar) 
Thursday night at 8 p.m. Freshman Council 

Mu Epsilon Delta Meeting 

At 6 p.m. in RM 107 of Bienvenue Hall. Anyone interested in medicine is invited to attend. 

Cam pus Crnsade for Christ will have a co-ed Bible Study Thursday at 6:30 in the Cane 
River Room of the Student Center. Everyone is invite. For more information call Candy McNabb or 
Courtney Ridre at 2 1 4 -0 1 22 

If you are interested in The 
Class Council come to a meeting 
in the SGA Office, Student 
Union Room 221 at 6p.m. 
Wednesday. Phone 357-4501 


Page 4 

The Current Sauce 

September 21, 19$ 

LOB committee looking for help organizing this year's pagean 



Steve Evans 
Contributing Writer 

The committee that organ- 
izes the Miss Northwestern, 
Lady of the Bracelet pageant, is 
still looking to find volunteers to 
help with the planning and 
organizing of the 

Northwestern's only Miss 
Louisiana qualifier. 

The Lady of the Bracelet 
pageant is Northwestern's annu- 
al beauty contest which will be 
held on January 28, 2000. The 

winner receives over 5,000 dol- 
lars in scholarships and has ah 
opportunity to compete at the 
Miss Louisiana pageant. The 
first runner up receives 2,500 
dollars in scholarships which 
are provided By the SAB. 

The pageant originally start- 
ed as a picture contest for the 
year book. In 1958 the first 
Miss Lady of the Bracelet was 
crowned. She was given a 
bracelet which is still passed on 
today to the next year's winner. 
Each year a new name token 

bating the winners name is 
added to the bracelet. 
Eventually the SAB took over the 
organization and planning of 
the contest. 

This pageant is organized 
today by the "Lady of the 
Bracelet (LOB) committee" of 
the Student Activities Board. 
Any student is eligible to have a 
voice and be a member of this or 
any committee the SAB organiz- 

Sarah Griffith, committee 
head, says, "Joining a committee 

is a great way to get involved 
and shows that you are willing 
to work." 

Currently the committee is 
comprised of nine volunteers. 
Any student who is interested 
may join a committee at any 
time. None of these volunteers 
can be a member of the SAB 
board however. The board 
members do help when asked 
but are not an actual member of 
the committee. 

The LOB committee will 
.meet on Tuesday September 14, 

at 5:00 P.M. in the student 
union lobby. The people on the 
committee are going to be 
responsible for the set up and 
behind the scenes work of the 
pageant. Griffith plans to form 
sub committees at the first meet- 
ing on Tuesday. 

This LOB pageant follows 
the guidelines of the Miss 
America pageant. Because it is a 
qualifier for Miss Louisiana 
these guidelines must be fol- 
lowed. Each contestant com- 
petes in four categories; inter- 

view, evening-ware, talent 

To be eligible to be a 
testant in the LOB contest 
must be a female full time 
dent at Northwestern, havi 
minimum GPA of 2.0, can 
have been married, can not hJ 
given birth and must have J 
issue of concern. Some issj 
are SADD, literacy and sew 
abstinence. For further ind 
mation reguarding guidlij 
and applications contact the $ 
office at 357-6511. 

Traffic Appeals committee to meet soon 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Sauce Reporter 

Students who disagree with 
traffic tickets that they have 
received may appeal these tick- 
ets to the Traffic Appeals 
Committee. The committee 
meets the second Monday of 
each month in room 216 of the 
Student Union. 

"We look at every ticket, 
whether the student comes or 
not," said Carl Henry, chairman 
J of the Traffic Appeals 
Committee. "Two years ago this 
was mandatory to attend. I 
think that it's better for students 
this way because students have 
jobs, because students have 

Henry points to students 
who move their car between 
• classes as a "source of many 
parking problems. 

"We cannot provide con- 
venient parking for six or seven 
thousand students," Henry said. 
"It's three minutes from the sta- 

The Watson Library and East 
Caldwell lots are designated as 
open lots, which means any reg- 
istered car may park in these 
lots. Many students do not know 
this said Hertry. 

"I don't know of any cam- 
pus in the state where you can 
drive your car up to the front of 
each classroom building. If you 
can find that school, call me. I 
want to visit it," Henry said. 
"We have a beautiful campus 
here. We don't want to make it a 
concrete campus." 

The University is currently 
constructing two new parking 
lots: one between Varnado Hall 
and BoOzman Hall and one 
between Boozman Hall and Fine 
and Performing Arts. Henry said 
the zoning of the lots will be 
determined at a later date. 

For students who would 
rather not walk, the University 
provides a shuttle bus. 

For more information on 
parking and lot designation, 
students should contact 
University Police at 357-5431. 

Brossette named dean of continuing education 

News Bureau 

Dr. Alvin Brossette Jr. has 
been named dean of continuing 
education and director of 
minority affairs at 
Northwestern State University. 

His appointment has been 
approved by the Board of 
Supervisors for the 
University of Louisiana System. 

Brossette has been acting 
dean of continuing education 
for the past year. He was direc- 
tor of continuing education 
from 1996 until 1998. 

Over the past three years, 
Brossette has overseen off-cam- 
pus credit and non-credit short 
courses as well as distance 
education and public service 
projects and continuing educa- 
tion unit courses. Brossette also 
developed the Northwestern 

Works program which 
includes a successful welfare- 
to-work component along with 
training and development 
courses for inexperienced and 

seasoned workers. 

Brossette has been success- 
ful in bringing outside funding 
to Northwestern to enhance 

.existing programs and create 
new services to assist those in 
the university's service area. 

•\" He has helped NSU receive 
more than $1.3 million in grants 
that helped create a distance 
learning network and a 
Welfare-to-Work and Find 
Work program for former wel- 
fare recipients along and job 
training program in partnership 
with area businesses. In cooper- 
ation with Natchitoches busi- 
nessman Ben D. Johnson, 
Brossette helped establish the 
Ben D. Johnson Scholarship 
Fund and the Ben D. Johnson 
Endowed Professorship in NSU's 
College of Business. 

The "Find Work" has paid 
off for its participants as 89 per- 
cent (46 of 52) who completed 
the program are employed in 

full-time, career path jobs at 
Alliance Compressors in 
Natchitoches. Northwestern's 
Welfare to Work program has 
been successful in finding 
employment for recipients with 
few job skills. The program has 
placed 30 participants in 
unsubsidized employment. 

At NSU, Brossette has also 
served on the University 
Planning Council, the Athletic 
Council, the Northwestern 
Athletic Association Board of 
Directors and has chaired the 
Information Technology 
Advisory Council. 

He also served on the facul- 
ty as an assistant professor of 
education in 1975-76. Brossette 
received a bachelor of science 
degree at Grambling State 
University and a doctorate in 
education at Western Michigan 

In addition to being a facul- 
ty member at NSU, Brossette was 

chair of the Department 1 
Curriculum and Instruction aj 
an assistant professor of edu 
tion at Prairie View A 

He has been an adjunct fi 
ulty member at the University! 
Texas at Arlington and Ei 
Texas State University. 

Before coming 
Northwestern, Brossette was 
magnet school principal aj 
planner with the Grand Frail 
Independent School Distri 
in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

From 1982 until 1995, 
was a teacher, assistant prim 
pal, principal and principl 
planner for learning cente 
with the Dallas Public Schoo 
System. Prior to that, Brossel 
was superintendent of schcx 
with the Wilmer-Hutchii 
Independent School System 

University department head 
authors hook 

Mary A. Freeman 
Contributing Writer 

Students who are having 
problems coping with having a 
loved one in counseling might 
want to check out the book 
Outside Looking In: When 
Someone You Love Is in 

"This book was 
written with you in 
mind-and heart," from 
Outside Looking In: 
When Someone You 
Love Is in Therapy. 
"For years, as thera- 
pists, we have been 
with clients one-on- 
one, knowing that for 
each person in our 
office there were 'sig- 
nificant others' who 
-'perhaps were in as 
much pain." 

The book was co- 
written by Dr. Patrice 
Moulton, head of the psycholo- 
gy department here at the 
University. The goal of the 
book is to help the reader 
understand the process of 

It gives the reader a better 
understanding of what their 
friend or family member experi- 

ences in therapy, how the per- 
son may help their friend and 
how they might help themselves 
cope, Moulton said. 

"It helps to understand the 
process. ,f 

. Some of the issues 
addressed include confiden- 
tiality, guilt and 
shame, anger 
and responsi- 
bility and self- 
care and sup- 

"Many times 
the people in 
the caretaking 
roles do not 
take care of 
said Rebecca 
Boone, univer- 
sity counselor. 
"I do have stu- 
dents who are 
■r* f 'worried about 

The issues discussed in the 
book are universal, Moulton 
said. "One of those is the 
process of loving somebody." 

"The hardest thing is stand- 
ing by and watching people 


Photo by Gary Hardanji 

The journalism department hosted a "tea party" last week to welcome new faculty ■ j 
professors, support personel and department head. Over 50 journalism students attended th 
gathering to formally greet and welcome the new staff. 

what's going 
on at home, and they feel bad 
because they can't be there." 

In chapter nine, the rights 
of family and friends are dis- 
cussed. Some of these rights are 
the right to your own feelings, 
the right to disagree, the right to 
be. well informed and the right 
to have a life. 

File Photo 
Moulton's book will help friends 
and families deal with the therapy 

Watson Library hosting Technology Fail 

struggle," Boone said. "It's hard 
when we love someone not to 
want to fix what's going on." 

911 problem hopefully solved 

Angela McCorkle 
Contributing Writer 

Since last semester Student 
Affairs has had stickers with the 
campus police phone number 
on them available for everyone 
on campus. 

Last semester, it became 
apparent that one could not call 
9 1 1 from campus. It seemed as 
though calling the campus 
police at 5431 was not obvious 
to people in an emergency situ- 
ation. Mary E. Stacy, director of 
auxiliary services said, 

"What we did we did this in 
response to a situation that hap- 
pened last spring, where some- 
one tried to dial 9 1 1 and got no 
response; so therefore, we took 
an active measure in informing 
campus offices and students of 
what the number is to dial for 
emergency assistance on cam- 

pus and that number is 5431, 
university police." 

When Dan Seymour, vice 
president of student affairs, 
became aware of this problem 
he spoke to Stacy about posting 
the university police number for 

Seymour had done a similar 
project at a school he worked at 

"Which is a spin-off of a 
SGA project,"' Seymour said. "It 
seemed to work real well so I 
suggested it to" Ms.. Stacy." Stacy 
then began working with 
Wallace Bookstore to help with 
this project. The bookstore then 
had stickers printed up for the 

These stickers were sup- 
posed to ; .l>e pc!S$ed on phones 
around campus to help make 
students aware' that they would 
have to call the university police 

in case of emergency. The stick- 
ers were also supposed to be 
given out to residents at dorm in 
to be put on their phones or on 
their phone books. 

"This is a way to help indi- 
viduals to know how to deal 
with an emergency since we 
don't have 911," Seymour said. 

Stacy and Seymour plan on 
keeping this project going until 
the phone lines are able to* alfew 
people on campus to call 911, 
which is a telephone system 

Seymour feels that it is 
comforting to have the number 
close by in case of emergencies. 
Even after the university gets a 
new phone system, Seymour 
would like to still post the emer- 
gency numbers and include 
both the university police and 
9 1 1 en the stickers. 

Joni Naquin 
Sauce Reporter 

Watson Library will host a 
Technology Fair this Wednesday 
to showcase the latest additions 
to the Library's technology. 

Besides premiering the 
library's new unified work sta- 
tions, the library will have ven- 
dor displays featuring the latest 
technological improvements. 
The library will also offer give- 
aways and free refreshments. 
The Technology Fair is the first 
of its kind and gives students 
the first opportunity to get 
hands-on experience with the 
unified work stations. 

Previously, the library had 
several groups of computer 
workstations. Some computers 
only fallowed access to the data- 
base. To make research easier 
for students, the library has 
merged the system together. 
Now, a students will be allowed 
access to all the information 
from just one workstation. 

The idea to have the 
Technology Fair came from a 
marketing committee. 

"Last spring, I had Dr. 
Penny Simpson's marketing 
class do some marketing plans 
for us," Watson Library 
Director, Ada Jarred said. "Then 

we formed a marketing commit- 

It is the chair of this mar- 
keting committee, Charlie 
Gaudin, who came up with the 
idea and the committee jumped 
on it, Jarred said. 

The Technology Fair will be 
set up outside the library and in 
the two front lobbies of Watson 
Library. The Fair is open to the 

public as well as students, hem 
ever, only NSU students are m 
to win the IBM laptop compu^ 
to be given away at the Fair. 

Many computer vendol 
and cell phone vendors will all 
be showcased at the Technolcj 
Fair. The Fair will take 
from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m 
Wednesday, September 29. 

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NSU fans kick off the home football 
season with live music, barbecued food 

and lots of fun 

Jay Lyles 
Sauce Reporter 

Sausages, chicken, 
charcoal, intoxicating 
beverages, live music and sports 
balls may sound like your last 
family reunion, but it is not. In 
actuality, it is all part of the 
tailgating experience at 
Northwestern State University 
football games. 

Unbeknownst to many 
people, tailgating starts before 
every home football game and 
continues until shortly before 
kickoff. At Saturday's game 
against Tarleton State 
University, most tailgaters 
began at noon and ended 
before the pregame activities, at 

"This is all day 
entertainment," said Melvin 
Vidos about his first time 
tailgating.for NSU. 

He and his wife, Teresa, 
■0 spent the day cooking hot 
links, hamburgers and 
chicken, while they watched 
the Demon Dazzlers 
I practice dance routines and 
the Spirit of Northwestern 
Marching Band rehearse for 
halftime and pregame shows. 
Coincidentally, he won their 
tickets for the game 

listening to the radio 
1 and was able to 
enjoy the whole day 
for only the cost of 
; food. 

People seemed 
to have different 
reasons for coming 
out to the tailgating 
party. Some people 
come for the music; some 
the food and others just 
want to conversate with 
fellow demon fans. Take Dr. 
Ron McBride of the 
College of Education for 

"It gives NSU 
fans a chance to get 
together and talk 
^ about the game, last 
week's game and build spirit 
for the team," said McBride 
about why he attends tailgating 

He also said that over the 
last two or three years it has 
doubled in size, and he sees it 
getting bigger. 

It seems that many 
tailgaters present have watched 
the tailgating events get bigger 
over the years. According to the 
Director of Alumni Affairs 
Chris Maggio, tailgater Layne 
Miller would take home the 

award of most dedicated 
tailgater, if it existed. 

When asked about 
tailgating, Miller said that it all 
started underneath the trees in 
the northwest corner of the 
stadium about 1 7 years ago. 

He said that he and George 
Etheredge would see one 
another underneath the trees. 
One of them would be cooking 
sausage and the other 
something else. This was the 
humble beginning of what has 
become a huge tradition. 

"Oh God, we've been here 
at least 1 5 years," said 
Etheredge about how long they 
had been tailgating. 

He also said that over the 
past four or five years the 
tailgating has really become 
much more accepted by fans, 
and it is far bigger than it has 
ever been before. Etheredge 
said that he, Miller, Lee Posey 
and Wayne Bostick got together 
and started setting up tents that 
have attracted many more 

Other people describe the 
tailgating experience in very 
concise words. No one could 
have been more concise on this 
subject than Dr. Seymour, Vice- 
President of Student Affairs. 

"Wonderful! Good Crowd! 
Cooperative weather," 
explained Seymour about last 
weekend's tailgating. 

"It gets bigger and better 
every year," said NSU student 
and graduating senior Matt 
Pinkard, who loved the music 
being performed by the 
Harmon Drew Supergroup. 

This year's tailgating saw 
new tailgaters, such as the new 
fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, and 
the Student Media. 

Many people, such as 
David Stamey, believe that the 
success of this year's tailgating 
events are very much due to 
the success of the 1998 football 

"There are more tailgaters 
than ever before. I think we're 
building on the 1998 season," 
said Stamey. "I believe we can 
build from here on out." 

Anyone can help these 
people build. There are 
tailgating events before every 
home game that are open to all 
people. So come out, eat some 
great food, listen to some great 
music and build spirit for the 
NSU Demons. 

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September 21, 1999 


NSU seeing effects of sexual activity 

Dana Gonzales 
Sauce Reporter 

College is a time of 
adventure for most students. It 
is a time to learn, party and, for 
some, get pregnant and 
contract sexually transmitted 

Although the semester has 
just begun, Stephanie Self, a 
registered nurse at the campus 
infirmary, has already seen the 

"I've only been here two 
and half weeks, and I've had 
five people come in as possible 
pregnancies," Self said. "We 
provide an orientation class for 

freshman at the end of October 
or early November, that teaches 
them how to prevent sexually 
transmitted diseases." 

The infirmary distributes 
approximately 2,000 free 
condoms per semester to 
students who pay for health 
services, but does not provide 
other forms of birth control. 

According to the National 
Institutes of Health, sexually 
transmitted diseases are most 
prevalent among teenagers and 
young adults. Nearly two- 
thirds of all STD's occur in 
those younger than 25 and not 
all STD's are curable. 

While these diseases affect 
both men and women, the 
institute found that STD related 
problems tend to be more 

severe and more frequent for 
women than men, because 
women often do not have t 
allowing the 
disease to exist 
untreated for 
longer periods of 

Some STD's can 
spread into the 
uterus causing pelvic 
disease, infertility 
and ectopic 
pregnancy, which ca 
be fatal. However, 
men who do 
experience any 
symptoms can also carry these 
diseases. Some sexually 
transmitted diseases can even 

lean to cancer later in life. 

Since many STD's do not 
produce symptoms, the institute 
recommends period testing of 
sexually active individuals. 

Also, sexual activity often 
results in pregnancy. Fifty 
percent of unmarried 
pregnancies end in abortion 
according to the Campaign for 
Our Children while 43 percent 
will end in an unintended 

According to the Centers 
for Disease Control and 
Prevention, women who 
contract STD's can later pass 
them on to their children 
causing blindness, death or 
brain damage. 

It can all be prevented, 
they advise. 

The Natchitoches Parish 
Health Unit provides birth 
control, pregnancy tests, 
prenatal service and treatment 
for STD's, said Silesia Phillip, a 
caseworker at the unit. 

"There is a fairly long 
waiting list for birth control," 
Phillip explained. "There are 
other health units without 
waiting lists, however." 

The unit provides free 
condoms to anyone who wants 

The Crisis Pregnancy 
Center also provides free 
pregnancy tests and pregnancy 

"We never recommend 
abortion," Judy Sluppick, 
executive director of the center, 
said. "We see a lot of women 

who have had abortions, and 
we see the devastation in their 
lives. We are pro-life." 

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to witness their students in 
their "natural environment" 
(outside of the classroom), they 
rarely ever notice an 
inappropriate act of affection. 

According to Dean Hatley, 
another reason why professors 

don't see as much public 
display is a result of the greater 
opportunity for "private 

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Two students lie, side-by- 
side, on a sofa in the Student 
Union lounge. 

The guy leans in and softly 
kisses the girl on the lips. 

He kisses her again and 
again, until what began as an 
innocent closed-mouth peck 
_j has now evolved into an open- 
mouth pucker-of-passion. 

Just as their two shadows 
are about to combine into one, 
they are interrupted by an 
older woman who sternly 
orders them off of one another. 

Surprised by the woman's 
aggression, the couple quickly 
separate, gather their books, 
and leave the lounge. 

As the woman watches the 
"hopes of the future" walk 
from the lounge she whispers, 
"My, how times have changed." 

Once upon a time, many 
years ago, the University had 
modesty rules and regulations 
that were strictly enforced, 
-pi For instance, under no 
circumstance were males 
allowed to females dorm rooms 
and vice versa. The two of you 
could sit and visit with each 
other in the dorm lobby under 
strict supervision, but that was 
as far as it was allowed to go. 

Girls were not allowed to 
wear shorts, not even in gym 
class. If they were in P.E., the 
only way they could wear 
shorts was if they wore a long 
raincoat to cover them. 

And all public displays of 
affection were absolutely 
forbidden, including holding 

' Although the rules at that 
time seemed impossible to 
bend, there were a couple of 
students who managed to get 
around them. 

"When I was in college 
here, if the female students 

wanted to leave the campus 
they could sign-out [of dorms] 
in the library to 'go study'," 
President Randall J. Webb said. 
"So, a lot of us spent a great 
deal of time at the library 
during the week." 

"Sometimes we'd say we 
were going to the library to 
study, but sign-out and go 
driving with our boyfriend 
instead," 'Dootsie' McNeely, 
secretary of the Department of 
Journalism, said. 

Now-a-days, PDA is 
everywhere. One can see 
kissing mouths, hugging arms, 
groping palms, and even full 
body contact in any city, on any 
street, in every school. But 
have displays of affection really 
changed that much or is it 
simply not monitored as 

"College students have a 
little bit more freedom now, 
and a lot of students on 
campus take full advantage of 
that," David Antilley, directjr 
of News 22, said. 

"PDA is worse now than 
ever," Allissa Ohmer, 
sophomore Hospitality 
Management & Tourism major, 
said. "It's disgusting, and I 
think some people do it just to 
draw attention to themselves." 

"I find that the students 
here are very self-restrained," 
Don Hatley, Dean of Liberal 
Arts, said. "Never, not just 
almost never, but I never see a 
display of affection that I think 
is inappropriate." 

So, exactly what kind of 
PDA is appropriate? 

"I think there are different 
degrees of acceptable public 
displays of affection," Rick 
Rodriguez, freshman 
Radiological Technology major, 
said. "Holding hands, hugging, 
and brief kisses are okay in 
public. Everything else should 
be kept anywhere behind 
closed doors." 

"I think your morals 
should tell you what's 
appropriate and what's not," 
Kris Roy, junior Computer 

Information Systems major, 

With the change of time, 
naturally, people's feelings are 
expected to change as well. We 
slowly become more acceptant 
of the unacceptable and more 
lenient with our rules. 
However, this isn't the case 
when it comes to people's 
feelings about witnessing 
public displays of affection. 

"If I'm eating and I see 
someone making out, I'm 
gonna puke," Kris Roy said. 

"It looks like four-play, and 
I don't care to watch," Charlie 
Bailey, senior Biology major, 

"If I wouldn't be 
comfortable doing it in front of 
my parents, than I won't do it 
in front of other people," Jamie 
Evans, junior Early Childhood 
Education major, said. 

On the flip side of the coin, 
a select few aren't bothered in 
the least by affection in public. 

"If you don't like it, don't 
look," Jason Everage, junior 
Business major, said. 

But not everyone finds that 
to be a solution to the problem. 

A majority of the students 
interviewed found public 
display of affection difficult to 
ignore because it's everywhere 
they look. 

According to a student 
survey, the top five "lovin' 
locations" are: 
5. In the hallways 
4. On the steps of Kyser Hall 
3. In the Student Union's 

2. In Le Rendezvous 

1 . Along Cane River Lake 

where couples like to "study" 


It seems that students are 
becoming more and more 
aware of public displays of 
affection, while their professors 
rarely ever notice. 

Naturally, it could be that 
because, in most cases, the only 
time professors see most of 
their students is in the 
classroom. Because most 
professors rarely get the chance 


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tied at ('•)lgl' er Danc ^ was a woman for the 
people. Four decades after her 
death the people are still listen- 
Born Eleanora Fagan to 
Clarence Holiday and Sally 
- Pagan in 1 9 1 5 in Baltimore, the 
world was cruel to Billie from 
the start. Her father, a guitarist, 
left when she was a baby. Her 
mother later abandoned Billie to 
relatives. At 6-years-old, she 
was blamed for the death of her 
grandmother. At the age of 1 1 , 
she was raped. She worked as 
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When she wasn't busy with 
one of her customers, she lis- 
tened to Bessie Smith and Louis 
Armstrong in the bordello and 

tried to imitate them. One night 
she convinced a club manager 
to let her sing with the house 
band. Fate was kind. Soon John 
Hammond dis- 
covered Billie in a 
Harlem club and 
he got her a gig 
recording with 
Benny Goodman 
in 1933. 

She later joined 
up with a band 
led by Teddy 
Wilson and found 
her sound. She 
went on to sing 
with some of the 
most talented 
musicians in the 
business like 
Count Basie, Lester Young, Buck 
Clayton, Artie Shaw and Louis 
Armstrong, to name a few. She 
was successful. She had a new 
life and a new name to prove it. 

However, the pain of the 
old life lingered in her music. 
"Strange Fruit" recorded in 
1939 protested lynching and 
racism in the South. That same 
year she recorded "God Bless 
the Child" (her signature song) 
that spoke of life's tribulations. 
Success after success. Hit after 
hit. Then the angel fell. 

She had three unsuccessful 
abusive marriages. She used 
heroine, all the time. In 1947, 
she was arrested for the posses- 
sion of narcotics and served 
eight months in prison. After a 
successful European tour, she 
was again arrested in 1954 on 
drug charges. Her voice began 
to fade along with her looks. She 
went to a clinic. It did not help. 
She died on July 17, 1959. 

"Cinderella" begins October 5th 

The NSU Theatre will begin 
its Millennium Season with the 
Rogers and Hammerstein musi- 
cal "Cinderella" Oct. 5-6 and 8- 
10 in the A. A. Fredericks 
Auditorium. Show time is 7:30 
p.m. on Oct. 5-6 and 8-9 and 2 
p.m. on Oct. 10. 

The musical is one of four 
plays that will celebrate differ- 
ent aspects of the millennium. 
"Cinderella" will celebrate "The 
Millennium of the 

The cast for "Cinderella" 
has been announced by director 
Dr. Jack Wann with Shelley 

Colvin of Winnfield playing the 
lead role of Cinderella. Guy 
Davis of Baton Rouge will play 
the Prince. Jena Westbrook of 
Broken Bow, Okla. will be the 
Stepmother with Sabrina 
Plaisance of Morgan City will 
have the role of Portia and 
Annie Fackler of Lafayette will 
be Joy. 

The part of the Godmother 
will be played by Darcy Malone 
of New Orleans and Laura West 
of Cottonport will be the Queen. 

Also in the cast will be 
Jordan Paul of Cincinnati as the 
Herald, Colin Trahan of 

Covington as the King, Correy 
West of Lewisville, Texas as 
Luigi, the Steward and Adam 
Gage of Orange, Texas as Pierre 
the Chef. 

Other members of the cast 
include Sheera Merrill of 
Coushatta as Grandma, Dana 
Duhon of Abbeville as a sloppy 
teenager, Jennifer Kegerreis of 
Pineville as a daughter, Erin 
Tatum of Shreveport as a moth- 
er, Crystal Francis of DePort, 
Texas as a second mother and 
Carin Link of Covington as a 
younger sister. 

Also earning roles are Bob 

Moses of Fort Smith, Ark. as the 
sanctimonious preacher, James 
Palmer of Mansfield as both the 
harried father and bribed foot- 
man and Micheal J. Ward of 
Gainesville, Ga. as the pompous, 
stout dancer. 

Kayla LeMaire of 
Natchitoches is the assistant 
director. Abe Mourning of New 
Orleans is the stage manager 
and Peter Wright of 
Montgomery is the assistant 
stage manager. 

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"The new freshmen are a 
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Covana Simon, a junior music 
education major from Frierson 
who plays piccolo. "They have 
some great players and that 
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Band participation isn't 
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Students with 27 different 
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Music is the most common 
major, followed by biology/pre- 

"Taking part in the band is 
a great experience for me," said 
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high school band director. "I 

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watch and learn from Mr. Brent 
and the others. It gives me an 
idea of what I will need to do 
when I am a band director." 

The band has the largest 
freshman class with 120 first- 
year students joining the pro- 

"So far, this has been a great 
experience for me. It has been 
what I expected," said Amos 
Williams, a freshman business 
administ rat ion/ account ing 
major from DeRidder. "The 
upperclassmen have given me a 
good example that makes me 
want to try a little harder." 

The "Spirit of 

Northwestern" will perform at 
all NSU home games and travel 
to road games at Southern 
Mississippi and McNeese. Band 
members agree that they get the 
most enjoyment out of their 
performances at Demon football 

And there has been plenty 
to enjoy the last two seasons as 
NSU has won back-to-back 
Southland Football League 
championships and advanced to 
the Division I-AA semifinals. 

"You really get a rush out of 
it. You get really pumped up," 
said Corey Candler, a pre-phar- 
macy/vocal performance major 
from Keithville. "The football 
team appreciates what we do, 
and that means a lot. At most 
places they don't even acknowl- 
edge you." 

Goodwin is glad to have the 
band behind him. 

"The band is among the 
biggest supporters we have," 
said Goodwin. "They not only 
play well, but are very vocal in 
their support of the team. I've 
never been at a place including 
the University of Arkansas that 
has a better band. 

"I wish they were able to go 
to all of our road games. We 
have a lot of pride in our fight 
song and when you go out on 
the field in a hostile environ- 
ment and you hear the fight 
song, it takes some of the edge 

Demon players are also 
quick to let the band members 
know how they feel about them. 

"I've been in classes with 
players and when they find out 
I'm in the band, they tell me 
they wish they could sneak out 
of the locker room to hear us," 
said Louis Hollins, a senior 
music administration major 
from Many. "That makes us feel 
good and want to perform even 

The band will sport new 
uniforms featuring sparkling 
silver as well as a "summer" 
uniform consisting of purple 
shorts, white band shirt and 
baseball style cap. The drum line 
will appear with new percus- 
sion equipment also sporting the 
silver finish. The uniforms were 
designed and constructed by the 

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According to studio esti- 
mates released Monday, Blue 
Streak, Martin Lawrence's new 
?uddy cop comedy, was the hot 
ticket at the nation's theaters 
over the weekend, ringing up 
sales of approximately $19.2 

That was more than 
enough to beat the weekend's 
other major new release, Kevin 
Costner's swoony baseball flick 
For Love of the Game , which 

$7,000, while that of game was 
in the ballpark of $5,000. 
Third place overall went to The 
Sixth Sense, still going strong 
after seven weekends in the- 
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of approximately $1 1.2 million. 

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jewel theif posing as a detective. The film placed first at 
the box office in its first weekend. 

grossed an estimated $14 mil- 
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In spite of their solid open- 
ing totals, however, neither 
Streak nor Game put up the 
kind of numbers registered by 
DreamWorks' buzz-heavy 
American Beauty. Playing on a 
mere 16 screens, the darkly 
satiric drama scored a No. 1 1 
finish and raked in approxi- 
mately $841,000, giving it a 
muscular per-screen average 
just north of $52,000. 

By comparison, Streak's 
per-screen average was about 

The Phantom Menace. 

Stigmata fell to the No. 4 
spot, taking in only $9 million 
after last weekend's opening 
gross of $19.3 million. 

Kevin Bacon's Stir of 
Echoes rounded out the top five, 
with a weekend total of $3.9 
million. Julia Roberts' Runaway 
Bride, The Thomas Crown 
Affair, Bowfinger, The 
Thirteenth Warrior and Mickey 
Blue Eyes claimed the remain 
der of the top ten box office 
spots over weekend. 

Co. of San Antonio at a cost of 
approximately $ 1 1 8,000. 

"Having the new uniforms 
will be great for us," said 
Candler. "It makes you feel good 
to look your best. And it lets us 
know we are supported in what 
we do." 

This year's show music 
includes: "A Stevie Wonder 
Show," "A Millennium Show" 
featuring music from through- 
out the past century and a Latin 
show with music from the 
motion picture "Mambo Kings." 

"We will be doing programs 
that are challenging for us, but 
those are fun to do. We like 
doing new music that is diffi- 
cult," said Lea Ann McFarlin, a 
sophomore marketing/business 
administration major from 
Dallas. "Most of us play at a 
high level and like to have a 
chance to show off." 

The Northwestern program 
has drawn band members from 
47 different high schools in four 

"I enjoy playing even 
though it's not what I'm major- 
ing in," said McFarlin. "It's a 
great stress reliever." 

The "Spirit of 

Northwestern" will also per- 
form at the Hahnville- 
Ponchatoula game on Sept. 10, 
the DeRidder Marching Contest 
on Oct. 16 and in the 
Natchitoches Christmas Festival 
Parade on Dec. 4. 

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From the editor 

All students are 
encouraged to attend the 
speaker series sponsored by 
the Student Activities office. 

This month's speaker, 
James Malinchak, is an 
associate editor for some of 
the famed Chicken Soup for 
the Soul series. 

The purpose of the 
speakers series is to not 
only expose you to many 
different views, but also as 
many different success sto- 
ries as posssible. 

Somewhere I read that 
we will be the same people 
ten years from now except 
for two things. The first is 
the books you have read. 
The second is the people 
you hang out with. 

This is something I have 
not only heard, but I 

Regardless of what you 
want to do, you should 
expose yourself to opportu- 
nities such as this one. 

Malinchak will be at 
the University this 
Wednesday at 7pm in the 
Student Union. 

For more information, 
call Mr. Henry's office at 

Other than that, I am 
too tired to write about how 
rude and 'cocky' the new 
Knights of Alcohol are to 
everday students walking to 

Oh well, the campus 
police seperated the jerks 
from their high powered 
squirt guns. 

How to Land ANY Job You Desire 
-Right Out of College/ 

^Street smart ideas and 
techniques that 
will get you hired!!! 55 

James Malinchak 

by jeremy Johnson 

Jq l\mts 0ti'Y<m OWN,,. 

eleven 76@aoLc©«i 

Letters to the Editor 

Three years of hole enough 

i am happy to see {he 
prompt work on the parking 
lot construction and on side- 
walks around campus to 

them more handicap accessi- 
ble. The sidewalks near 
Varnado that were tore up 
because of the parking lot 
construction have already 
been repaired. 

This hasn't always been 
the case on campus. Three 
years ago, the sidewalks in 
front of Boozman were tore 

to work on a pipe underneath 
them. The work was done, the 
dirt filled back in, but the 
sidewalks still have not been 
replaced. The front steps lead 
down to a patch, of red clay- 
that becomes a mudhole 
every time it rains. The side- 

that would end at the handi- 
capped parking space actual- 

ends about three or four feet 
away from the parking space 
with grass growing where 
cement should be. Another 
sidewalk that would connect 
the parking lot to Caspari 
Street also has a dirt-patch 

Maybe we Boozman resi- 
dents should jtist ask the 
construction workers on the 
parking lots if they could 
spare some concrete and 
repair this oversight of three 
years and counting. 
Especially since it doesn't look 
like the University is going to 
get around to it anytime 

Kindra Coates 
Boozman Resident 

Student disturbed by hallway etiquette 

It's Friday morning, and 
you're taking an exam in room 
333 of Kyser Hall. As you 
begin the endless amount of 
essay questions, you hear a 
group of people (using that 
term generously) begin to talk 
and curse loudly right by the 

The large silver vents are 
providing a megaphone for 
their slurred obscenities. Not 
being able to concentrate, you 
look around at the other sixty 
exasperated faces who are 
glaring at the poor graduate 
student up front. 

He leaves the room to 
peacefully confront the stu- 
dents and asks them to speak 
more quietly. As soon as he 
gets back into the classroom, 
they begin to talk louder. 

Some of their harsh lan- 
guage is directed toward the 
graduate student; some of it is 
directed toward you and the 
other test-takers. Knowing 
that you haven't imposed any 

hardships on these people out- 
side, you're wondering why 
they would want to act this 
way toward you. 

How many of you have 
been in this situation, or one 
similar to it? Whose rights are 
more important? 

The uncouth group yelling 
in the hallway claimed, "We 
gots rights to be up in here!" 
But don't you have a right to 
take an exam in a room with- 
out those distractions? 

When someone sits next to 
you in class and talks or dis- 

rupts the lecture, the professor 
handles the situation. But with 
the growing number of unruly, 
inconsiderate students, who 
should be the "professor" of 
Kyser Hall? 

There are many other 
places on campus to visit and 
socialize with your friends. 
The Aramark staff should be 
commended for immaculately 
cleaning the Student Union 
after slovenly students have 
camped out there all day. If 
you choose to study in the 
Union and are disturbed, you 

would move to another table or 
place. But when someone is 
disturbing your classroom, 
where do you go? 

Please just remember that 
the library, computer labs, and 
hallways aren't places to hang 
out with your friends. The 
dorms have lounges, and the 
Student Union exists primarily 
for this reason. 

Shannon M. Gayer 

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— . 

^ Student Government Association 



iSophomore Class Senator 

j I aim to make NSU a belter 
j place for pedestrians. 5 aim 
j to make NSU a better place 
j for aS students. 

Margaret "Bess" 

As a senator, I hope to aid 
She student body by listen- 
ing to their wants and needs 
and by trying my hardest to 
make sure that these goals 
are met By doing this. 1 
hope to help NSU to become 
an even better school and 
increase student morale. 

Frank Toro 

j As a senator, 1 hope to help 
j the student body to the 
j upmost of my ability. By 
j making educated decisions 
i on ail matters, I am con- 
j fronted with, During my 

term, 1 wou : d like to see 
j increased morale in the stu- 
j dent body and a growth in 

student interest in school 
i activities. 

Leanna Anderson 

My name is leanna Kay 
Anderson. 1 am a sopho- 
more and majoring in 
Political Science. 1 love 
being involved and partici- 
pating in making decisions 
to better my education and 
the education of my peers. 1 
would be helpful in the 
Student Government 
Association because I am a 
strong willed person. 
Photo not available 

Each class chooses 
two of the candidates 
for their respective 
class and two of the 
candidates for the at 
large positions. 

Congratulations to 
Jamie Hughes and 
Matt Comeaux. They 
are the new Senior 
class senators. 

If you live in 
Natchitoches, you 
can register to vote in 
civic elections on 
campus. Call 357- 

Senator at large 

Charles Penrod 

My first and foremost 
concern as SGA Senator- 
af-large will be to respond; 
to the students' issues. Of 
these issues, my primary 
focus will be to either! 
ammend or replace our 
current system of fee pay- 
ment. In addition to this, 1 
promise to address any 
other complaints and 
inconvienences that arise. 

Freshmen Class Senator 

Quincy Dee Spencer 

The goal of the SGA is to 
serve as the 'fvoice of the 
students." As a freshmen 
senator, I will make sure 
that voices are heard and 
needs are met I will work to 
the best of my ability to 
serve with strength, intelli- 
gence, and maturity within 
the freshmen class. 
Photo not available 

Sharon Tohline 

Throughout high school i sat 
back and watched the SGA 
and how it worked without 
ever taking actions of my own 
to get into office or on a com- 
mittee to make my ideas 
heard. 1 want to get a better 
start at NSU and get involved 
in student government. 

Alexander Carl 

I will do my best to repre- 
sent the freshman class in 
setting a tradition of leader- 
ship that can follow our 
class until our senior year 
when, *e. will become the 
leaders of a new generation 
of NSU students. 
Photo not available 

Shymika Stephenson 

The Student Government 
Association is a well-known 
organization that affects the 
university life of students. If 
elected class senator, 1 will be 
devoted to the needs to every 

Sametria Samuels 

My goal as Senator-ai- 
large is to introduce and 
pass legislation that will 
benefit the student body. 
The legislation should bet- 
ter the environment of 
NSU I'm willing to abide 
by the SGA constitution 
and by-laws. My position 
is not to benefit myself, but 
to benefit everyone that I 

Sara "Britf Ulmer 

1 am running for a senate 
position in the student gov- 
ernment, because f would 
like an opportunity to help 
improve different aspects of 
the university and to help 
uphold its values and tradi- 
tions. 1 believe thai my past 
experiences in holding 
offices in student govern- 
ments and organizations 
have given me strong quali- 
ties that will enable me to 
handle the duties of a sena- 
tor in a professional and 
efficient manner. 


Junior Class Senators 

Class Senator 

Change is a process. The 
process begins now. Cast 
your vote for the present 
and future • of 
Northwestern. Bridging the 
gap a true vision. 

John Michael 

My name is John Michael 
McConnell. ! believe that I 
am qualified for this posi- 
tion because 1 served as a 
SGA senator before 1 have 
been an officer and delegate 
in 1FC for the past two years 
and- served as an officer of 
Kappa Alpha Order. I am a 
junior accounting major 
wifh a minor in political 

Picture not available 

Rusty Broussard 

1 want to serve NSU just as i 
have before. 1 am always 
here to help and to hear the 
voice of the students of this 
great university. I am cur- 
rently Commissioner of 
External Affairs, and last 
spring 1 was awarded 
Senator of the Year. The 
senate has recognized my 
leadership skills and has 
awarded mc so. Elect me, so 
1 can continue to serve this 

Picture not available 

Jamila Shani Maxie 

1 desire the position to rpre- 
sent the voice of the stu- 
dents. I want to be an 
active, contributing mem- 
ber of the board that gov- 
erns many of the policies 
that affect the student body. 
This position also grants me 
the opportunity to intro- 
duce legislation and ideas 
that voice the concerns of 
my peers and myself. 

Mrs. NSU 

Emily Tracy 

Student Organizations and 

Student Activities Board 

Secretary-Fall 1999 

Parliamentarian-Spring 1999 

Special Events Chairman- 1998- 1999 

Representative-at-Large- 1 997- 1 998 

Student Government Association 

Senator-at-Large-1996, 1997 
Council on Student 

Government Association Delegate- 1 997 

Freshman Connector- 1 998, 1999 

Purple Jackets- 1 998-present 

Gavel Club- 1997- 1998 

Purple Pizazz Pom Pon Line- 1996 

NSU Yell Leader- 1995 

Demon Bat Girls- 1995, 1996 

Student Alumni Association- 1995, 1996 

Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority 

Ritual Chairman- 1999 

Bid Day Chairman - 1998, 1999 

Social Chairman- 1996, 1999 

Assistant to the Vice President- 1 998 

Alumnae Relations Chairman- 1998 

Christmas Dance Chairman- 1998 

Intramural Chairman- 1997 

Crew Captain (New Member Education 

Program)- 1996, 1997 

Valentine's Dance Chairman- 1997 

Special Occasions Chairman- 1996 

National Panhellenic Association 

President- 1997 

Southeastern Panhellenic Conference 
Voting Delegate- 1997 

Rush Counselor- 1997 

Senior Delegate- 1 996 

Service Chairman- 1 996 

Junior Delegate 1995, 1996 

Louisiana Area Coordinator-Southeastern 

Panhellenic Conference- 1 998 

Program Recognition Chairman- 1998 

Coordinator-The "Great Greek Smokeout" 

with Lowe's- 1997 

Coordinator- Cane River Children's Home 
Big Sis/Lil Sis Program- 1996, 1997 
Coordinator-Miss USA Dessert Reception- 
Spring 1997 

National Order of Omega 
President- 1999 

Service Committee- 1 998, 1999 
Secretary-Fall 1998 

Demons Come Out at Night Pep Rally 

Chairman- 1998 

Greek Council- 1999 

Greek 1010 Facilitator- 1997 

Lead Facilitator- 1998 

Undergraduates of Interfraternal Institute, 

Graduate- 1 998 

Campus Service 

Students Helping Students- 1 998- 1 999 
University Committee on Organizations 
Member-Fall 1996 


National Panhellenic Conference 
Outstanding Philanthropy Award- 1 997 
Panhellenic Woman of the Year- 1997 
Northwestern State University 
Homecoming Court- 1997, 1998 
Presidential Honors Scholarship- 1995 to 

Dean's List- 1 semester 
Honor List-2 semester 
Lucille Hendrick Panhellenic Award 
Scholarship- 1998 
Sigma Sigma Sigma National Foundation 
Scholarship- 1998 

Sigma Sigma Sigma of the Week- 1998 
Greek Woman of the Year- 1999 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Outstanding Senior of 
the Area Award Nominee- 1999 
Who's Who Nominee- 1999 
Presidential Leadership Program- 1995 

Rashunda Sims 

Student Organizations and 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

National Order of Omega 

National Pan-Hellenic Council 

Public Relations Chairman 
Demon Sweethearts 
Greek Council 
Purple Jackets 

Freshman Connector-2 years 

Campus Service 

Students Helping Students-3 years 
Peer Educators with NSU Infirmary 
Coordinator-Clothes Drive in Sabine 
Residence Hall 


Presidential Honors 
Louisiana Scholars' College 

Angelique Duhon 

Student Organizations and Activities 

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity- 1 998, 

Purple Jackets- 1998, 1999 

National Order of Omega- 1998, 1 999 

Halloween Carnival Chairman- 1999 

Greek Council- 1 998, 1 999 

Student Government Association- 1996- 


Vice President- 1 998- 1 999 
Speaker of the Senate- 1998 
Senator-at-Large- 1 999 
Sophomore Class Senator- 1997 

Freshman Class Senator- 1996 

Academic Affairs Committee Chairman - 


Student Affairs Committee Chairman- 1997 
Conference of Student Body Associations- 

Louisiana's Vice President's Committee 
Conference of Student Government 
Associations Delegate- 1997, 1998 
Panhellenic Association 

President- 1998 

Rho Chi- 1998 

Secretary- 1997 

Social Chairman- 1 997 

Panhellenic Progressive Party 
Chairman- 1998 

Southeastern Panhellenic 
Conference Delegate- 1997, 1998, 1999 

Louisiana Coordinator- 1 999 
Phi Mu Fraternity 
President- 1999 
Ritual Chairman- 1998 
Sisterhood Chairman- 1997 
Public Relations Committee- 1 996, 1997 
Rush Party Head- 1997 
Louisiana Representative National Phi Mu 
President- 1999 
State Day Delegate -2 years 
Leadership Conference Delegate- 1 999 
Greek 1 1 Facilitator- 1 997, 1998 
Freshman Connector- 1 998, 1999 
Undergraduates of Interfraternal Institute, 

Graduate- 1998 
Campus Service 

NSU Traffic and Safety Committee- 1 998 
NSU Committee on Organizations- 1 999 
Students Helping Students- 1997, 1998, 


President's List-4 semesters 

Dean's List-2 semesters 

Alpha Lambda Delta- 1996 

Presidential Leadership Program- 1 996 

NSU Outstanding Student Award- 1996- 


Phi Mu 4.0 Scholarship Award- 1996, 
1997, 1998 

ArkLaTex Scholarship Award- 1996 

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Award- 1997, 


Order of Omega Academic Award- 1 996, 
1997, 1998 

Homecoming Court- 1998 

Who's Who Nominee- 1 999 

Purple Jackets Scholarship Award for 

Highest GPA-1998 

Panhellenic Woman of the Year- 1998 
Phi Mu New Member of the Year- 1996 
Phi Mu Active Member of the Year- 1 999 
Gamma Sigma Alpha- 1998, 1999 


Elections wall be 
Wednesday the 22 and 
Thursday the 23 from 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
°n the 2nd floor of the 

Student Union. 

You must bring 

NO campaigning with- 
in fifty feet of the 
voting area. 

Any candidates caught 

campaigning for 
tions will 
be removed from the 

Student Elections is a sen-ice 
provided by the 
Student Government 


Andi Airhart 

Casey Ashley 

Khakillya Babers 

Erin Brown 

Caron Chester 

$U sec 
ptball ; 


April Daigle 

Virginia Dixon 

Angelique Duhon 

Mary Lea Howe 

Tasha Jackson 






Wendy Lanier 

Jaime McElroy 

Tonya Means 

Camille Nunez 


Allison Nunley 

Haguit Rivers 

Rashunda Sims 

Emily Tracy 






William Broussard 

Student Organizations and Activities 
Freshman Connector- 1 998, 

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity 
NSU Varsity Football Player 

Host for prospective players 

Player Panel 

NSU Representative for Southland 
Conference Football Tour 

Co-Host of "Demon Spotlight" of "Talk 
Back Natchitoches" 

NSU Demon Deacon- 1997, 1998, 1999 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes- 1996 to 

President- 1998- 1999 

Campus Outreach 
Catholic Student Organization 

Campus Service 
Master of Ceremonies for NSU's Senior and 
Junior Days 


Dean's List-Scholars' College-4 semesters 
Honor's List-Scholars' College-2 semesters 
Academic All-District- 1998 
5-time Academic All-Conference 
Academic Ail-American- 1998 
2nd Team All- Louisiana, All-Conference, 
and All-Amcrican-Demon Football 
1st Team Pre-Scason All-American-Dcmon 
Football- 1999 

Rhodes Scholarship Candidate 

Burger King Scholar Athlete Award Winner 

$10,000 grant to NSU in the name of 
William Broussard 

Featured in July/ August edition of New Man 
Christian Magazine and the October issue of 

Victory Magazine as a student athlete repre- 
senting NSU. 

Greg O'Quinn 

Student Activities and Organizations 
NSU Yell Leader 
NSU Marching Band 
Catholic Student Organization 
Circle K International 


Mu Epsilon Delta 

Scholars' College Forum 
Interfraternity Council 

Alternate Delegate 

Rho Alpha Rush Counselor 
Greek 1010 Facilitator 
Sigma Nu Fraternity 


Service Chairman 

Scholarship Chairman 
Student Activities Board 


Service Learning Chairman 



NASA/JOVE Frogram Scholarship Recipient 





Clarence Frank 

Student Organizations and Activities 

Theta Chi Fraternity 

Risk Manager- 1997-1 998 
Secretary- 1998- 1999 
Rush Chairman- 1999 to present 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

Music Director- 1 997- 1 999 
Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band 

Section Leader- 1996 to present 
Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony 

Principal Cellist- 1994 to present 
NSU String Quartet- 1996- 1999 
NSU Concert Choir 

NSU Chamber Choir 
Baptist Student Union 

Family Group Leader- 1995 

Inner Peace- 1 994- 1 997 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Huddle Group Leader- 1998 
National Order of Omega 

Secretary- 1999 
Student Activities Board 

Representative- 1997- 1 998 

Campus Trends Chairman- 1998- 1999 
Freshman Connector- 1996, 1997 

Administrative Assistant- 1 998, 1999 
Undergraduates of Interfraternal Institute 
Delegate- 1 998 

Intern- 1999 

Campus Service 

SGA Election Board- 1995 


Phi Mu Alpha Golden Lyre Award- 1 998 
Phi Mu Alpha Clyde Bostick, Jr. Memorial 
Scholarship Recipient- 1998 
Theta Chi Highly Selective Initiative National 

Outstanding New Member Award 
National Presidential Scholar Award 

Sigma Sigma Sigma Panel of Distinguished 


Sigma Alpha Iota Beau- 1999 





Student Government Association 

Vice-President-Summer 1 999 to prestf 
Fiscal Affairs Chairman- 1998- 1999 
Club Sports Chairman-Spring 1 998 
Conference of Student Bo<t 

Associations Delegate 

Student Activities Board 

Representative-at-Large- 1 996- 1 997 

Interfraternity Council 

Senior Delegate- 1 996- 1 997 

Campus Service 

NSU Committee on Organizations 
NSU Traffic and Safety Committee 

Paul Rome 

Student Organizations and Activities 
Sigma Nu Fraternity 
President- 1999 
Vice-President- 1998 
Treasurer- 1996, 1997 
Sigma Nu Fraternity Grand Chapter 
Convention Delegate 

Sigma Nu National LEAD Facilitator 


Mr. Sigma Nu- 1997- 1 998, 1998- 
Presidential Honors Scholarship 
Academic Excellence Scholarship 










Page 11 

< Tickets on sale for ULM football game 


Sports information 

Tickets are on sale at the 
^rthwestern State athletic 
.partment for seating in the 
5U section at the upcoming 
ptball game in Monroe against 
puisiana-Monroe, formerly 
lortheast Louisiana University. 
The NSU athletic 

department has a block of 300 
tickets at $12 each for the 7 p.m. 
game at Malone Stadium on 

"We will be billed for any 
tickets we don't sell, and we 
know that far more than 300 
Demon fans will be at the 
game," said NSU athletic 
director Greg Burke. "We're 

asking our supporters to get 
their tickets here, not up there 
on game day. Buying tickets 
here assures seating in the NSU 
section for what will be a great 

For ticket information, call 
the athletic department at 357- 










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Heme Games 

photo by Heath Crawford 

Tony Taylor rushes for 116 yards on 11 carries in one quarter in Saturday's win over Tarleton State. 
Taylor also acquired three touchdowns during Saturday's game. 

Demons oust Tarleton 

Football score on first nine possessions 

Cam: Bru»vuj-y 
Saim. Ruvksik 

Tailback Tony Taylor 
rushes tor 1 H> yards in the 
first quarter as the NSU 
football Demons beat the 
Tarleton State Texans 52-€ 
Saturday night at Turpin 

complete bailgame, 
head football coa 
Goodwin regarding 1 

Goodwin's statei 
true as his 
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scored five 
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jlayed a 
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lemons 52 
Tarleton 6 

touchdowns and set the tone 
for the game. Quarterbacks 
Aubrey Jones and Bo Meeks 
combined for 255 yards 
through the air as they split 
time m the home opener. 

As the air -attack was 
working it's magic, the 
rushing game alsodtd it's part 
as they ran for 230 yards off 
39 carries. 

The Demons found a gift 
Saturday night in Jeremy 
Mccu! tough . McCul lough 
moved from fullback to tight 
end to start the game. 
Goodwin was confident in 
moving McCullough, with the 
progress made by new tight 
end Davin White. 

; -Hc locked good tat. 
fullback) from day one," said 
Goodwin concerning the 
moving of McCullough. 

MeCullOitgh,: who: 

averaged 24 yards a carry, 
likes his new role with the 
team. With softer hands, 
better speed, and a larger 
body, he thinks he can help 
the team at his new spot. 

"I love it," voiced 
McCullough speaking of his 
new position. 

At the end of the half, and 52 
points later, the Demon's 
offensive attack was over. 
Goodwin was able to give his 
younger players some 
experience in the later stages 
of the game. If needed, 
down the road, these 
reserves will be ready due 
to this exposur. . 

• l \Ve went out today and 
executed," stated starting 
quarterback Jones. 
Knowing that when Brad 
Spangler recovers from hi 
injury lie will probably start, 
Jones is glad to get some 

Jones also thinks that by 

Kelly threw an interception 
into the hands of a Demon 

The Demons were able to 
capitalize off this in the form 
of a McCullough 30-yard 
touchdown run. 

"We got a lot out of this 
game," states leading rusher 

The Demons saw they can 
be effective if they produce. 
This game is a moral booster 

for the Demons coming off 
two losses to Southern of 
Baton Rouge and Southern 
Mississippi. The NSU Demons 
came out in front of 14,446 
fans and took care of business. 

They will get the 
opportunity to follow up this 
outstanding performance next 
week as they take on the 
University of lc>uisuna at 

Northwestern St- (1-2) vs. 
Tarleton St. (1-2) at 
Natchitoches, LA 

Score by quarters 





splitting time with Meeks, it 
will boost their confidence. 

Due to a hip injury 
Demon sophomore kicker 
Clmt San ford had to sit the 
game out. This allowed true 
freshmen, Justin Hebert fo 
get some playing time. 
Hehert made the best of his 
chance, converting on seven 
extra point attempts and 
nailing a 26-yard field goal ; 

The Demon defense put 
a stop to the Teatatw- drives, 
holding them to only two 
field goals throughout the 
game. This is due m part to 
three sacks of 'tarleton^ 
quarfcrNck Steve Kelly, Abo 


First Downs 

Rushing Attempts/Yds. 

Passes (A-C-I) 

Passing Yards 

Total Offensive Yards 

Punts/ Avg. 

Fumbles /Fumbles Lost 
Penalties/ Yds. 
Sacks/ Yds. 
Possession Time 










Big Mac continue 
homer streak 

St. Louis Cardinals 
slugger Mark McGwire hit 
his 59th homer Monday 
night, breaking up a bid for a 
perfect game by Jon Licber of 
the Chicago Cubs with two 
outs in. the seventh inning. 

McGwire's homer moved 
him within two of Sammy 
Sosa for the major-league 
lead. McGwire, who hit 70 
homers last season to beat 
Sosa by four, broke his own 
record of 128 for most 
homers in two seasons. He 
now has 129, combining this 
season and last. 

Lieber had retired the 
first 20 batters when 
McGwire hit an 0-1 pitch 
over the 
fence in center field. 

Anderson sets out 
with sprain knee 

Atlanta running back 
jamal Anderson, who led the 
NFC in rushing last year 
while helping the Falcons 
reach the Super Bowl, 
sprained his right knee 
midway through the first 
quarter Monday night against 

On a handoff, Anderson 
planted hard on his right foot 
and cut left. He went down 
immediately without being 
hit and was grabbing his knee 
by the time he 

hit the artificial turf of Texas 

Anderson limped to the 
sidelines and laid down next 
to the bench while being 
examined. Soon after, he 
limped to the locker room. 
The team said he wouldn't 

Tenn. and 
Wisconsin faces 
majors drops in 

Defending national 
champion Tennessee and 
Wisconsin both tumbled and 
four teams entered the 
rankings in the latest USA 
TODAY/ESPN Coaches' Top 
25 Poll 

Top-ranked Florida State 
3) received 50 of 59 
possible first-place votes, 
followed by Penn State (4-0) 
with six and Florida (3-0) 
with three. 

The Vols (1-1), who lost 
to the Gators, 23-21, fell to 
seventh, and the Badgers, 
who suffered a 17-12 defeat 
at Cincinnati, dropped to No. 
17. No. 19 Brigham Young, 
No. 2 1 Michigan State, No. 23 
Mississippi State and No. 25 
Air Force make their first 
appearance in the poll. 
Former No. 17 Arizona, No. 
18 Alabama, No. 23 Arizona 
State and No. 24 Colorado 
State fell from the poll. 


page 12 

September 21, 199 

A nati( 

Soccer rises above .500 this week 

Kaleb Breaux 
Sauce Reporter 

The Lady Demons soccer 
team has had very a busy week 
playing three different schools 
in a span of seven days. Of these 
three games, two of them were 
on the road. 

On Tuesday, the 14th, the 
Demons took on the Lady Lions 
of Southeastern Louisiana in 
Hammond, LA. The game was 
decided on a questionable call 
by the referee which led to a 
penalty kick in the 88th minute 
of regulation. 

Southeastern scored first 
late in the first half sending 
Northwestern in at the half 
down by one. During the half- 
time intermission, the Lady 
Demons got things together and 
scored early in the second half 
at the 51 minute mark. This 
spectacular goal was scored by 
freshman Danielle Cornwell, 
and was assisted by freshman 
jKathryn Latiolais. This tied the 
score at 1-1. 

The game remained tied 
until the 87:03 mark when the 
infamous "questionable call in 
the box" was made. This then 
allowed Southeastern's Becca 
Weingartner to convert the 
opportunity into a winning goal. 

This gave Southeastern a 2- 
1 lead over the Lady Demons. 
Northwestern was not able to 
answer Southeastern's second 

Despite Tiffany Swingler's, 
who came into the game ranked 
1 1th in the nation in saves, 
impressive 8 saves, 
Northwestern did not come 

away with a 

"I've got to 
give the official 
credit. She 
had a lot of 
guts to call a 
penalty kick," 
said Coach 
Mitchell about 
t h e 
call". "I didn't 
say much. She 
never showed 
me a card, she 
just asked me 
to leave the 
field, so I did." 

The loss 
to 2-3-1 
overall and 0- 
1-1 in 

"We tied a 
game and lost 
a game in 
We felt that we 
could win both 
of those 
games," says 

Mitchell. "We're at the point 
where we have to learn how to 
win close games. 

On Saturday, the 18th, 
Northwestern took on 
Morehead State at Little Rock, 
Arkansas. This was the Lady 
Demons second road game of 
the week. 

Freshman Jill Lowe scored 
first for the Lady Demons. Lowe 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Missy Payne charges to the goal with an assist from Stephanie O'Neill in Sunday's 7-0 victory over 
Tennessee-Martin . 

unloaded from 25 yards out and 

The only other goal of the 
game, Northwestern's second 
goal, was scored by sophomore 
sensation Brittany Cargill and 
was assisted by Stephanie 

Goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler recorded a 10 save 
shutout to give the Lady Demons 

the 2-0 victory over Morehead 

The win improved 
Northwestern's record to 3-3-1 

Just when you were 
wandering if we even had a 
ladies' soccer team, the Lady 
Demons hosted the University of 
Tennessee-Martin on Sunday 
afternoon. There were 7 goals 

scored by the 
Lady Demons, so 
let's begin 
running down 
the list. 

3 of the 7 goals 
were scored in 
the first half. 
Brittany Cargill 
scored first in 
the 2nd minute. 
The goal was 
assisted by 
K a t h r y n 
Roughly six 
minutes later, 
the Lady 
Demons struck 
again. Junior 
Holly Horn 
second goal. 
This time Cargill 
assisted the goal. 
The goals were 
only beginning 
to mount up 
here. The third 
goal was scored 
by Joanne "The 
Runt" McKee 
and was assisted 
by Missy Payne. 
This ended the 
Northwestern massacre in the 
first half. 

Then in the second half 
Holly Horn came out shooting 
again and scored 

Northwestern's first goal of the 
second half. The goal was 
assisted by Danielle Cornwell. 
(We are now over the half way 
mark with the list of who scored 

The fifth Northwestern go, 
assisted by Missy Payne, w 
scored bv junior Stephai ctin 
O'Neil in the 63rd minute 

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at the end of a tunnel.) 01*"* 
The sixth Northweste U/yil 
goal was once again scored *^ 
junior Holly Horn in the 70 R 
minute, and was unassiste 
This gave Horn three goals! E 
the day. Mc 
The seventh and final go S^ in S 
was scored by junior Kei &P erK 
Kahanek and was assisted 1 Wepho 
Tori Carlino. " f an 

On the lighter side of thing ^ stem " < 
everyone received some playu jjjjjjj^ 

time at some point in the gan 

Coach Mitchell even asked oi ^ 
of the visiting mothers to play .. » . 
half. ' s 

Offense was not the onJjLg"' 
tiring that helped Northweste! i' on 
get the victory. B °i fteshmf 
goalkeepers, Tiffany Swing* mostly 
and Wendy Woodham, playj jj w her 
each a half and combined for f c i a; 
saves. homew. 

This impravi ^ult c 

Northwestern's record to 5-3-^^ 
and put them well over .500. jjgnal. 

"Defensively we have eon compla 
together. Earlier in the seaso message 
we were not very goo Dr. 
defensively as a team," sajDirectc 
Coach Mitchell when aske Center, 
about his major "theme" th usually 
week. "We've really stepped « trying t 
and started doing better. dial "9' 
The next home game for ti This en 
Lady Demons will be Septerah because 
22 @ 5pm. when they will fac one line 
their conference rival Stephen anothei 


Cross country dwindles, at SMU 

Jay Lyles 
Sauce Reporter 

Both Northwestern cross- 
country teams opened their 
seasons in Texas at the SMU 
Invitational last Saturday. 

Both teams placed 
seventh and competed well 
their first time out. 

Hector Andujo, who 
placed 24th and ran a time of 

27:28 on the course, led the 
men. He was followed in 
order by Danon O'Kelly 
(30th, 27:53), Robert 
McCormack (36th, 28:54), 
Mark Keough (40th, 29:09) 
and Kyle Thomas (44th, 

Andujo said that the team 
ran together for the first part 
of the 8-kilometer race, but 
in the end they opened and 

ran as fast as they could. 

The women ran very 
much the same way. 

They were led by Chante' 
Daily who placed 25th with a 
time of 19:43. Jody 
Weierholt, who ran a 19:57 
and placed 32nd, followed 
her closely. The rest of the 
team placed in the following 
order: Emily Norton (33rd, 
20:02), Molly Wingard 

(35th, 20:08), Crystal 
Munsinger (37th, 20:24), 
Liza Mulholland (42nd, 
21:25), and Lisa Fortenberry 
(44lh, 22:15). 

Both teams are looking to 
do much better next week as 
they prepare to travel to 
Nacogdoches, Texas and 
compete in the Stephen F. 
Austin Invitational. 

Demons look to scalp Indians 

Bryan Satawa 
Sauce Reporter 

After a well deserved break 
jwith the 52-6 pasting of 
Tarleton State the Demons will 
prepare this week for a 
important game against the 
school formally known as 
Northeast Louisiana Indians, 
and now known as the 
University of Louisiana- 

The name may have 
changed but the stakes of the 
game have not as the Demons 
need this one in the win 
column. With the Demons 
playing for a playoff spot in the 
I-AA playoffs a loss would really 
put the pressure on the Demons. 

"Beating Louisiana-Monroe 

would be a great jump start for 
us before going into conference 
play," said Demon offensive 
linemen Brian Whaley. 

The Indians come into the 
game 1 -2 on the season with a 
opening game win against 
Nicholls State and losses to 
Minnesota and Arkansas. They 
are led at quaterback by Andy 
Chance who got beat up in the 
Arkansas game. Chance leads a 
offense that is primarily run 
oriented as the Indians have 403 
total rushing yards. Mike 
Mitchell is the leading rusher 
for the Indians with 110 yards 
on the season. 

Look for the Indians to try to 
establish the running game 
early against the Demon Purple 
Swarm Defense. This is the 

major key to a Demon victory 
and if the Demon defense 
controls the line of scrimmage 
and forces the Indians to throw 
the ball early they will win the 

The Demon offense will get 
quarterback Brad Spangler back 
as he will play this week after 
sitting out two games with a 
knee sprain. This should help 
the offense out if Spangler plays 
well in the game. 

The key to this game 
however will be the Demon 
defense. They must control the 
line of scrimmage and force 
turnovers early. Coach 
Goodwin has been impressed 
with his teams defensive effort 
so far this season. "The defense, 
Nathen Black, and Tony Taylor 

give us a chance to beat anyone 
we play if we are playing on all 
cylinders," said Goodwin. 

Look for the usual close 
game in Monroe. This game 
will come down to the last 
quarter as it always does. If the 
Demons play good defensively 
and Spangler is able to shake off 
his injury the Demons should 
come out of this game with 
Indians with a win. 

The game is in Monroe this 
year and the Demons need your 
support. Make the drive to 
Monroe to support the team. 
Tickets for the game can be 
purchased by calling the 
Northwestern ticket office at 

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A volleyball player digs the ball into in play as the Northweste: 
State Demons lost to both UTSa and SW Texas 3-0. 

Volleyball loses two conference matches 

Rondray Hill 
Sauce Reporter 

Despite popular opinion, 
home was not the place to be 
this weekend. 

At least that is true for the 
NSU Volleyball team. 

After opening the 6 of their 
first 9 games this season, all of 
which were on the road, the 
Demons fell in their first two 
home games this weekend. 

both games were against 
conference schools UTSA and 
Southwest Texas, dropping the 
Demons to 0-2 in conference 
and 6- 5 overall. 

In friday's game, UTSA got 
17 digs from Katy Risinger to 
hold off the Demons in two late- 
game comeback attempts to win 
15-13,15-0 and 15-9. The 
Demons rallied from a 9-1 to 
get within 2 points in the third 
game, but the Roadrunners hit 

on 4 straight point attempts. 

Leading the Demons with 
1 1 kills was Elizabeth Perez, 
coupled with a 4 2 -assist game 
from Missy Krause. 

In a Saturday matinee, the 
Demons were out hit .345 to 
.078 in their loss to Southwest 
Texas. The Bobcats were led by 
Shauna Sthal's 15 kills and 14 

Southwest Texas sits atop 
the Southland conference 

standings as of now with a 2-0 
record. Demon game leaders 
were Missy Krause with 23 
assists and 9 digs. 

The Demons continue their 
homestand tonight at 7:00 when 
they face UL-Monroe at Prather 
Coliseum. Admission is free for 
all NSU events for students with 
valid ID. 


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Most students and faculty 
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j , 1t t , : system. The increase of on 
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This is a result 

ine," saia freshman, Marque 
Nelson. "It usually take 4 or 5 
on times," he continued. 
?rthwesta j ona thon Thombes, 
Bo1 freshman said that this occurs 
y Swin Sl( mostly at night. Generally this 
am, play< jj w hen most students are out 
ibined for f class and finished with 
icmework. The most common 
improvJjesult of trying to make a call 
rd to 5-J during this time is a busy 
ver .500. Some students have also 

have con complained of hearing the 
the seaso message, "all circuits are busy." 
/ery goo Dr. Anthony Scheffler, 
earn," sa] Director of the Computer 
hen aske Center, said that' students 
heme" th usually get frustrated when 
stepped i trying to call on campus and 
tter. dial "9" to get an outside line. 
>ame for tl This creates a problem in itself 
; Septemb because the student then takes 
icy will fat one line to dial off campus and 
il Stephen another to dial back onto 
campus. When other students 
and faculty multiply this 
situation, the result is more 
busy signals and frustration. 

Brian Mims, Residential 
Advisor of Rapides Half, said 
"We get complaints at the front 
desk all the time." 

However, Scheffler is 
optimistic about resolving the 
problem. He stated that the 
President of the University, Dr. 
Randall Webb, has been 
working with the Board of 
Regents and the state legislature 
to rectify the problem. Webb's 
request for state funds to 
replace the outdated telephone 
switch has been moved to a 
Priority II category. This means 
that once money has been 
allocated towards Priority 
issues, the money left would 
then be used for Priority II 

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Enrollment over 9,000 for fall 

Heath Crawford 
Contributing Writer 

Fall enrollment breaks the 
000 mark as enrollment 
increases by five percent over 
ast fall's numbers. 

The fall enrollment 
numbers are officially 9,005. 
The amount fell short of the 
1995 record of 9,040 but 
increased by 433 students over 
last fall's 8,572 enrolled. "I 
told the faculty last year that 
NSU is becoming the university 
of choice," said NSU President 
Randall Webb. "NSU ranks 

fourth in the state in student 
interest according to responses 
on the ACT." 

Webb focused on 
recruitment as one of the main 
reasons for the increase in 
numbers. "The people in the 
office of Admissions and 
Recruiting are a talented, 
dedicated group who have 
worked for the past year to 
make prospective students 
aware of all the opportunities 
available at this university," 
said Webb. "Their efforts in 
working with principals, 
guidance counselors, parents 

and prospective students have 
played a major role in our 
quest to continually improve 

The Northwestern campus 
hosts a total of 6,346 students 
with 1,800 of these being first- 
time freshmen, the largest 
since the practice of breaking 
down freshman enrollment 
began in 1985. 

"We are not only attracting 
more students in a more 
competitive environment, but 
are getting better students," 
said Webb. "This year a large 
number of high school 

valedictorians and 
salutatorians have enrolled 
here making it clear that 
Northwestern is becoming the 
university of choice for many 
discerning students." 

High school valedictorians, 
among first -time freshmen, has 
increased by 46 percent over 
last fall's figures while the 
number of salutatoOrians was 
up by more than 32 percent. 

Top students continue to be 
recruited because of 
Northwestern's student- 
oriented environment and its 
strong academic programs. 

Currently, Northwestern has 
obtained national accreditation 
for 28 of its 32 eligible 
programs for a total of 87.5 
percent. Once the Art and 
Design program achieves 
accreditation, the figure will 
move up to 93 percent. Webb 
hopes for 100 percent 
accreditation within two years. 

Northwestern has made 
progress in making the 
university a more student- 
oriented environment with 
improvements in residence 
halls and also within the 
Financial Aid office. 

Dorm safety issues 
jrought to attention 
after arrest in Sabine 

Gregory J. Gelpi 
Sauce Reporter 

After Natchitoches Police 
arrested an intruder in Sabine 
Hall two weeks ago, many on 
campus began to question 
security in dorms. 

Dorm security includes 
slide card access, patrols by 
campus police, night workers, 
and door alarms said Mandy 
Eaton, Sabine's hall director. 

"The security has been a 
constant," Eaton said. "I think 
that we work really hard on 
security in this dorm. I know 
residents from other dorms call 
Sabine The Rock,' because you 
can't get in, you can't get out." 

Despite this, a Current 
Sauce investigation found the 
door alarms not working. The 
investigation found that five out 
of seven dorms have door 
alarms not working. 

"For the time being, the 
doors lock when you pull them 
closed. They cannot be opened 
except from the inside," said 
Christopher Joffrion, lead 
resident assistant in Rapides. 

Problems arise when 
residents prop the doors open. 
Door alarms, set to sound 
between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., are 
supposed to prevent this. 

"By leaving those doors 
open, [residents] make 
[themselves] susceptible to 

anybody else coming in through 
those doors who doesn't live 
here and who is going to cause 
the individuals who stay here 
harm," Joffrion said. 

The alarms in Rapides have 
been broken for several months 
Joffrion said. 

"From what they have told 
us and I understand, they 
[University officials] plan to fix 
the alarm system," Joffrion said 
Door alarms are broken in 
Rapides, Boozman, Varnado, 
Caspari, and Sabine. 

"The ones [door alarms] in 
Boozman haven't been 
functioning for the entire 
semester," said a dorm 
employee wishing to remain 
anoymous. "Most, if not all, 
residents in Boozman are aware 
of this fact. People will go out at 
2 a.m. sometimes." 

Another Boozman 
employee agreed. 

"They haven't been 
working at all," said Shelly 
Miller, a desk worker at 

When asked about the 
broken alarms, many RAs were 
hesitant to respond. "No 
comment," said John Birch, an 
RA in Boozman. In addition to 
door alarms, University Police 
make rounds at Sabine and 
Rapides said Eaton. 

see DORMS page 4 

Surveillance equipment monitors exterior doors to 
Rapides (above). Alarms on the back doors of 

Rapides have not been functional 
months. Who's manning the camera? 


Students petition SGA for new poll sites 



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Photos by Heath Crawford 
booths were set up in the Student Union (above) for the 
University elections. Some, however, felt that the booths 
have been placed in Ibervill Dining Hall (right). 

Raymond Williams 
Sauce Reporter 

Some students may have 
noticed a petition regarding this 
year's student election. 

The African American 
Caucus started the petition last 
year in hopes of persuading the 
Student Government 
Association to move the voting 
booths to what they call a more 
convenient area. 

Shawn Bruce, AAC Vice- 
President, said the vast majority 
of students living on campus eat 
at Iberville Dining Hall. Based 
on that, he said that it would be 
more advantageous for voting to 
be held there. 

Shawn Hornsby, SGA 
President, said if more students 
were asking for the polls to be 
moved, someone might be more 
willing to listen. 

"I don't think there is a 
compelling reason to move it," 
Hornsby continued. 

Hornsby said that the 
Student Union was in the 
middle of campus and was the 
most accessible area for all 
students. He also said that 
elections had been held in the 
Student Union and that 
continuing to have them there 
would help build consistency. 

Bruce said that having the 
booths at Iberville on a certain 
day and at the Student Union on 
another would best 
accommodate the student 
population and make the 
election process more fair. 

Hornsby said that there was 
not enough manpower to move 
the booths back and forth. 

While some have accused 
the AAC of passing out the 
petition to benefit only the black 
students on campus, Bruce said 
that people other than blacks 
have signed the petition. 

"It is not a black or white 
issue," AAC President 
Christopher Joffrion said. "It's 
an issue of fairness in the 
election process." 

The AAC began the petition 
around this time last year in 
response to situations 
surrounding the election. Bruce 
said that last year's ballot 
consisted of about ten Black 
candidates, none of whom were 

elected. He said that students 
who would have supported 
those candidates probably did 
not vote because the voting 
booths were not as assessable 
for them. 

"At Iberville, it would be 
more convenient for blacks 
where as right now it is more 
convenient for others," Terrance 
McKinney, junior said. 

The AAC formally expressed 
their feelings about the election 
process last week at an SGA 
meeting. Hornsby said the main 
response of the SGA was that in 
the real world, citizens must 
make an effort to vote. He said 
the same principle held true on 
this campus. 




Sauce Staff 

The deadline for renewal 
cards for recognized 
organizatons to keep their 
charter is fast approaching 
according to the Office of 
Student Organizations. 

Cards must be turned 
info the student organization 
office by Thursday, 
September 30 at 4:30 p.m. 

Any chartered 
organization that does not 
have their renewal card 
turned in by this deadline will 
be unable to get an extension 
and their charter will offkally 
expire and will be unable to 
have their picture placed in 
the yearbook, 

"Only about a fourth of 
the chartered organizations 
on campus have turned in 
their renewal cards" 
Di rector of Student 
Organizations Carl P. Henry 
said. "People do not realize 
that if their cards are not 
here then their charter will 

If any organization 
president of designated 
represenative has lost their 
card or needs another one 
they can go by the Office of 
Student Organizations on the 
second floor of the Student 
Union and pick up another 



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The Current Sauce 

. September 28, 1999 

Students visit with over 50 
possible employers at Career 

Stephanie Danby 
Sauce Reporter 

Career Day made a 
promising impression on both 
sides of the corporate ladder. 

For many of the students, it 
was an opportunity to be 
recognized by some of the top 
businesses in the market at the 
convenient location of the 
Student Union Ballroom. 

For the companies, on the 
other hand, it introduced them 
to the University and presented 
them with the type of student 
Northwestern has to offer in a 
"pressure-free" environment. 

"The focus of Career Day is 
to expose the companies to our 
students and expose our 
students to the companies," 
Paula Shuford, Career Services 
Assistant, said. "We let them 
know that Northwestern is here 
and that we have a tremendous 
amount of academic quality 
and training to offer." 

Over 50 companies and 1 3 
graduate schools attended 
Career Day in the hopes of 
providing a possible future for 
these academically qualified 

The 50 visiting companies 
included: the Department of 
Defense, US Department of 
Justice, Lockeed Martin Space 
Operations, the Alexandria 
Warthogs, Faulk and Foster 
Real Estate, Coca-Cola and the 
US Border Patrol. 

Texas Tech University, 
Mississippi College Law, 
University of Denver Graduate, 
Texas Chiropractic College and 
Texas A&M Commerce were 
among the 13 guest graduate 
schools at Career Day. 

According to Shuford, 
although Career Day is free 
and open to all students, the 
companies are asked to pay a 
20-dollar fee (which pays for 
food, decorations and printing 
costs) and are limited to 70 
companies per Career Day. 

Shuford says the limitation 
of companies is necessary due 
to the limited amount of time 
for Career Day as well as the 
limited amount of space 

"1 feel like the students are 
getting a better deal," Shuford 
said. "By limiting the amount of 
companies to 70, it lets the 
students and employers have a 
little more one-on-one time 
with one another." 

Well, whether it was the 

one-on-one time or the 
companies in attendance, many 
students were grateful for this 
opportunity and took with 
them a positive attitude toward 
their future. 

"I made some really good 
contacts," Jamila Maxie, junior 
journalism major, said. "It's 
going to help me in my search 
for internships as well as a 
long-term career." 

"I think Career Day has 
been very informative and has 
provided a lot of different job 
opportunities for the students," 
Leslie Rivers, senior sociology 
major, said. 

Ian East, senior business 
administration major, agrees 
and is in full support of Career 
Day "because it gives the 
students a chance to get out 
there, look at some companies 
and see where they could 
possible work for their future 

But the students were not 
the only ones impressed with 
the outcome of this Career Day. 

Many companies took note 
of the academic quality of 
Northwestern students and 
were more than happv to be 
their contacts for future 

"What I really appreciate 
about Northwestern is the way 
the Career Day is set up," Sonja 
Muniz, Human Resources 
Assistant for the Kroger 
Company, said. "It really 
makes a big difference when 
the seniors come in first 
because I can see the quality 
and caliber of candidates 
coming through here." 

"Career Day is a wonderful 
opportunity to meet the 
students," David K. Greer, 
Assistant Legislative Auditors 
and Director of Performance 
Audit for the Office of 
Legislative Auditor, said. "I'm 
very impressed with the caliber 
of students here at 
Northwestern. I've been to 
other Career Fairs and I'll have 
to say that the students here, I 
believe, are equal to or above 
all the others that I've met." 

It is for this reason that 
Shuford is expecting positive 
feedback from the Employee 
and Student Evaluation forms. 

If you have any feedback or 
suggestions for Career Day, 
please contact Paula Shuford at 
357-5621 or by email: 

Reynolds visits College Republicans 

Photo bv Heath Crawford 

Gary Reynolds visited the University last week to discuss 
politics with the College Republicans. Reynolds is running for 
Commissioner of Elections for the state of Ixiuisiana. 

Reynolds said his primary concern for the future of the office 
of commistoner of elections was to restore integrity. 

He plans to rely on his experiences as a private investigator to 
clean up the problems found in Ix>uisiana politics. 


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Varnado, Boozman parking lot ISE ^ 
construction nearing completion 

Two new parking lots are 
being built at Northwestern 
State University and should be 
open by late October. 

The first lot, located 
between Varnado Hall and 
Boozman Hall, will be used by 
residents of Varnado Hall when 
the parking lot on Caspari Street 
is closed for phases of the 
renovation of the women's 
gymnasium for use as the home 
of the National Center for 
Preservation, Technology and 

Once the National Center 
opens, which NSU's Physical 
Plant director Loran Lindsey 
said could be in late 2000, those 
parking spots will be used by 
employees and visitors to the 
National Center. 

The parking lot behind 
Varnado will have 44 to 46 
parking spaces, Lindsey said, so 
more than 20 spaces will be 
added with the new parking lot. 

The other parking lot, 
which will be located between 
Boozman Hall and the Creative 
and Performing Arts complex, 

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should be finished by late October. 

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sessions on studying abroad 
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academic year through 
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conducted this week. 

The first meeting will be 
Thursday, September 30 at 4 
pm in Kyser Room 1 06. The 
program will be repeated oa 
Friday, October 1 at 1 pm in 
Morrison Hall Room 1 10. 

ISEP is an international 
consortium of over 250 
universities around the 
world that facilitates 
academic exchanges at a cost 
that is no more than 
attending Northwestern 
except for transportation \q 
the study sites and any 
personal expenses. Ajj 
academic disciplines an 
available through the 
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languages of instruction. 
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in English. 

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which allows our student 
perhaps the best bargain ir 
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than attending Northwesterr 
except for the transportation 
and any personal expensei 
and many financial ii 
programs are applicable," 
continued Whitehead. 

The next deadline "i 
January 25, 2000. Th; 
meetings this week wil 
allow students to receive tte 
details on the application 
process and research stud 

Krisry Leech is studying 
this year in Malta lhrou$ 
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the NSU campus from 
foreign countries Marti 
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Constanza Romero Deccd 
from Argentina and ManuH 
Becher from Germany. 

Questions can h 
directed to ib| 

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Whitehead, at 357-52 13 q 
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PHONES cont'd from page 1 

"I think they realize thd 
we are rapidly approaching a 
emergency situation," sai 

Scheffler also said that tin 
school has no 91 1 capacity. I" 
an on -campus emergency, ft 
campus police station must fe 

Because there are no mofl 
telephone lines available & 
campus, Scheffler said, "If ' 
new faculty person wants ' 
phone line, we have to take 
phone from someone else." 

Plans to correct ft 
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authors and counselors will lead 
t one -day workshop at 
pjorthwestern State University 
Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. 
(intil 5 p.m. in Magale Recital 


The workshop, "Groups: 
process and Practice," will be 
led by Gerald Corey, Ed.D. and 
\larianne Schneider Corey, 
\1.A., the authors of several 
fcooks on group counseling. 
Their books include "Group 
Techniques," "I Never Knew I 
Had a Choice" and "Becoming a 

The fee for the workshop is 
$20 for students and $65 for 
professionals. On-site 
registration is $25 for students 
and $75 

for professionals. The advance 
registration fee deadline is 
Wednesday, Sept. 15. 

Northwestern's Department 
of Psychology is sponsoring the 
workshop along with the 
College of Liberal Arts, Student 
Personnel Services and School 
Counseling Program, Office of 
Graduate Studies and Research 
and Department of Social Work. 

Counselors, educators, 
psychiatrists, psychologists, 
social workers, students, 
therapists and human 
development specialists will 
benefit from attending. 

This program has been 
approved for six continuing 
education contact hours by the 
National Association.of Social 
Workers, Louisiana Chapter, 
Louisiana State Board of 
Certification for Substance 

Abuse Counselors, National 
Board for Certified Counselors, 
Louisiana Counseling 
Association and Louisiana Board 
of Examiners for Psychologists. 

Gerald Corey is a professor 
of human services and 
professor of counseling at 
California State University at 
Fullerton. A 

licensed psychologist and 
National Certified Counselor, he 
is a Diplomate of the American 
Board of Professional 
Psychology in Counseling 
Psychology, a Fellow of the 
American Psychological 
Association and a Fellow of the 
Association for Specialists in 
Group Work. In 1991, he was 
the recipient of the Outstanding 
Professor Award at California 
State University at Fullerton. 

Marianne Schneider Corey 
is a licensed marriage and 
family therapist in Idyllwild, 
Calif. Her professional interests 
include counseling individuals 
and couples, leading week- long 
residential therapeutic groups 
and training/supervising group 

Marianne Corey is the co- 
author of five books and several 
journal articles. Along with 
Gerald Corey and Patrick 
Callahan, she was the recipient 
of the Association for Religious 
and Value Issues in Counseling's 
1986 Award in the field of 
professional ethics. 

The Coreys will present a 
workshop addressing process 
issues and practical 
applications. There will be four 

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NSU Students: Win a New Laptop! 

Meet Internet providers A computer vendors! 
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Free Snacks A Drinks ! 

10 AM until 4 PM Wednesday Sept. 29 

Relax, it's only 
your future we're 
talking about. 

Classes starting soon in Shreveport! 

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during which the presenters 
will interact with the audience 
by inviting questions and 

During the morning 
session, there will be a 
demonstration of the initial 
stage of a group. The afternoon 
sessions will include another 
demonstration of ways to 
therapeutically deal with 
resistance in groups. Following 
the lectures and demonstrations, 
participants will be invited to 
share reactions, raise questions 
and get actively involved in the 

For more information, 

If you are interested in The Class 
Council come to a meeting in the SGA 
Office, Student Union Room 221 at 
6p.m. Wednesday. Phone 357-4501 

The following companies will be on-campus to 

conduct interviews: 


Thursday, October 7, 1999 

State Farm Insurance 

Thursday, October 14, 1999 (Information Session) 
Friday, October 15, 1999 (Interview) ' 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 

Thursday, October 21, 1999 


Tuesday, October 26, 1999 

International Telecommunications, Inc. 

Monday, November 15, 1999 (Resume Call) 

Holiday Inn Convention Center 

Tuesday, November 16, 1999 

For more information contact: 
Counseling and Career Services 
Student Union: Room 305 
Phone: 357-5621 

Campus Connections 

Counseling and Career Services: 

Ail students who are interested in locating off-campus, part-time employment may come by Student 
Union 305 and schedule an appointment with the Counseling and Career Services Office. Our office 
will assist you with the development of your resume, interviewing skills, and eventual placement 
into the business community. For more information, call 357-362 1. 

Society of Professional journalists 

{Anyone interested in joining or learning more about the organization is encouraged to attend or 
contact the chapter adviser, Neil Ralston, at 337-4439. The Society is a 90-year-old organization 
that features more than 13,500 student and professional members throughout the world. The 
Society is dedicated to a free press, free speech and the ethical practice of journalism. 

Phi Eta Sigma 

The national honor society for men, will hold its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, September 
28, at 5 p.m. in Kyser 107(Journalism Conference Room). Members will elect officers for the 
upcoming year and discuss activities that involve the organization. Call 4425 if you cannot attend 
or if you have any questions ' 

Tri Beta 

Two Tri Beta meetings will be held this week! The first is on Thursday, September 30 at 5 p.m. If 
you are unable to attend at this time, the second is on Friday at 10 a.m. New members welcome. 
Room 101, Bienvenuc Hall. 

Mu Epailon Delta Meeting 

Mu Epsilon Delta will have a meeting on Monday, October 4. at 6 p.m. in room 107 of Bienvenuc 
Mall. Anyone interested in medicine is invited to attend. For more information contact Dr. Phifer at 

Campus Crusade for Christ will have a co-ed Bible Study Thursday at 6:30 in the Cane 
River Room of the Student Center. Everyone is welcome. 

Si gma Sigma Sig ma 

Mey Sigmas, hope you're all having a great week? New members, don't forget about crew tonight at 
8 p.m. Everyone continue keeping up with your study hall hours. Congratulations to all our Sigmas 
on homecoming court! Also, everyone get ready for the service project on Saturday. 

Financial Aid Office 

Financial Aid Night has been cancelled for September 29, at 6;30 in Cane River Room due to Mr. 
Posey's illness. 

Sreinloyv and Criminal Tustice Club 

Sociology and Criminal Justice club meeting will be held in room 409 of Kyser Hall on Wednesday, 
October 6, at 4 p.m. ' 

Public Relations Stadent Society of America 

PRSSA was founded in 1968 to cultivate a mutually advantageous relationship between students and 
professional public relations practitioners. With more than 5000 students in 184 chapters 
nationwide, PRSSA is proud of its reputaion as a national, pre -professional organization. PRSSA 
invites you to become a member of this Society recognized by thousands of public relations 
practitioners on Tuesday, September 28 @ 5 p.m. in Kyser Mall room 107A or contact Frrica 
Reynolds at 

Delta Sigma Theta 

Had a Fall 1999 Rush on Monday, September 27 at 8 p.m. in the Purple & White Room in the Field 
House. Any interested persons who were unable to attend may call Chanae Howard - 352-9726; 
Natasha McPhearson - 332-6058, or Brcnda Fowler - 352-2970. 

Sflirienta in Free Enterprise (S.l.F.E) 

IS.l.F.E will have a meeting Wednesday at 2: 1 5 p.m. in room 224 of Russell Hall. All interested in 
[joining are welcome . Members please attend. 

ftttiiri WPT* Methods ill Class 

Make a Difference Day ~ October 23 sponsored by USA Weekend magazine. Do something to help 
your community and make a difference in Natchitoches. To find out how you or your organization 
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The Current Sauce 

September 28, 1999 

Angelique Duhon 

Student Organizations and Activities 

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity- 1 998, 


Purple Jackets- 1998, 1999 

National Order of Omega- 1998, 1999 

Halloween Carnival Chairman - 


Greek Council- 1998, 1999 

Student Government Association- 1996- 


Vice President- 1 998- 1 999 
Speaker of the Senate- 1998 
NSU Commissioner of 

Elections- 1998- 1999 

Senator-at-Large- 1999 
Sophomore Class Senator- 1997 
Freshman Class Senator- 1 996 
Academic Affairs Committee 

Chairman- 1996 

Student Affairs Committee 

Chairman- 1997 

Conference of Student Body 

Associations- 1998 

Louisiana's Vice 
President's Committee 

Conference of Student 
Government Associations Delegate- 1997, 

Panhellenic Association 

President- 1998 
Rho Chi- 1998 
Secretary- 1997 

Social Chairman- 1997 
Panhellenic Progressive Party 

Chairman- 1998 

Southeastern Panhellenic 

Conference Delegate- 1997, 1998, 1999 


Coordinator- 1999 

Phi Mu Fraternity 

President- 1999 
Ritual Chairman- 1998 
Sisterhood Chairman- 1 997 
Public Relations Committee- 

1996, 1997 

Rush Party Head- 1997 
Louisiana Representative 

National Phi Mu President- 1999 

State Day Delegate-2 years 
Leadership Conference 

Delegate- 1999 

Greek 1010 Facilitator- 1997, 1998 
Freshman Connector- 1 998, 1999 
Undergraduates of Interfraternal Institute, 
Graduate- 1998 

Campus Service 

NSU Traffic and Safety Committee- 1 998 
NSU Committee on Organizations- 1 999 
Students Helping Students- 1997, 1998, 


President's List-4 semesters 
Dean's List-2 semesters 
Alpha Lambda Delta- 1 996 
Presidential Leadership 


NSU Outstanding Student 

Award- 1996- 1999 

Phi Mu 4.0 Scholarship Award- 

1996, 1997, 1998 

ArkLaTex Scholarship Award- 


Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship 

Award-1997, 1998 

Order of Omega Academic 

Award- 1996, 1997, 1998 

Homecoming Court- 1 998 
Who's Who Nominee- 1999 
Purple Jackets Scholarship 

Award for Highest GPA-1998 

Panhellenic Woman of the 

Rashaunda Sims 

Student Organizations and Activities 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

National Order of Omega 

National Pan-Hellenic Council 

Public Relations Chairman 
Demon Sweethearts 
Greek Council 
Purple Jackets 

Freshman Connector- two years 
Campus Services 

Students Helping Students -three years 
Peer Educators with NSU Infirmary 
Coordinator- clothes drive in Sabine 
Residence Hall 


Presidential Honors 
Louisiana Scholars' College 

Makeup individual pictures for the 1999-2000 
Yearbook will be Oct. 25 from 8-4:30 in the 
Student Union. 

Greeks organization pictures will be on Oct. 12 

from 4:30-8:30 in Magale Recital Hall. 
Other organizations will be photographed Oct. 
13-14 from 4:30-8:30. The schedule will be 

printed in a later edition of 
The Current Sauce. Organizations must be 
officially chartered to be photographed. 


Elections will 
be held this 

Wednesday and 
Thursday in 
the Student 

From 8 a.m. to 
4 p.m. 

you must bring 

your Student 
id to vote. 


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Cadet scores exceptionally high in 
ROTC Advanced Camp 

David Sullivan 
Guest Sauce Reporter 

Of the 21 cadet / students 
Northwestern State University 
sent to ROTC Advance Camp 
last summer, Criminal Justice 
major and Military Science 
minor, Megan Miers earned 
Demon Battalion's highest 
score: 939 out of 1000. 

"I went into the last 
regiment so I had a lot of time to 
get ready." Cadet Major Miers 
said humbly. Miers trained in 
the tenth regiment of camp, 
which put her in Fort Lewsis, 
WA on July, 7th until August 
1 1th, 1999. Miers said she does 
not think she would have felt as 
prepared if she left with 
another regiment earlier in the 
summer. "I have an outgoing 
personality too, so that might 
have helped, "Miers went on, "If 
you are really quiet, that makes 
it harder to control your 

Miers also said that she was 
the only female in her squad of 
10 cadets. Usually there are two 
to three females per squad. "So 
that made it even more 
interesting," Miers groaned. 

With a clean cut score of 
259 out of 300 (180 besing the 
minimum) on the Army Physical 
Fitness Test, and having earned 
above average scores on other 
events, like the land navigation 
test, Miers said that cadets have 
a better chance of scoring high 
at camp if they arrive in good 
physical condition. 

Along with the many 
obsitacles of camp, Miers 
performed the whole course 
with a broken finger, and 
considering cadets use their 
hands as much as their minds, 
this is quite a feat. "During the 
machine gun assault course a 
cadet dropped his M-60 on my 
hand." She did not seek medical 
attention until that evening 
while struggling to keep up with 
her squad. When she finally 
went to the hospital, the damage 
was so severe, the bone had to 
be set. 

Miers is not only the top 
scoring Advanced Camp cadet 
of the NSU Battalion, but out of 
her platoon, she earned the 
highest score of the six females. 
"There were two other females 
that were even in better shape 
than me, 1 managed to score 

higher than them 
events," Miers said. 

in other 


Upcoming Events 

Doubles Tennis Tournament 
(Men's, Women's, Mixed) 
Wed. Sept. 29 @ 6pm 

Field Goal Kicking 
Tues. Oct. 12 @ 7pm 
Turpin Stadium 

Congratulations to the 9-Ball Pool 
Champion, Jonathan Grant!! 

"Chicken Soup" author visits University 

Photo by Heath Crawford 
Demons gathered around for a taste of "the soup" last 
Wednesday night as James Mab'nchak, author of Chicken Soup 
for the College Soul, talked to Northwestern students about 
advice tbey should follow while working towards a degree. His 
advke session ranged from dormitories to "Heartbreak 101" and 
coincided with his book's humorous information about how to 
make it through college being a happier and better person. 
Malinchak used personal stories and anecdotes to remind college 
students of such things as how "life is about people, not material 

Photo by David Sullivan 
Megan Miers has earned 
Demon Battalion's highest 
score in the ROTC's 
Advanced Camp 

LOTS cont'd from page 2 

will not be hard-surfaced at 
this time, Lindsey said. It will 
provide an additional M 
parking spaces for residents 
Boozman Hall. 

Lindsey said the new lots 
should give students who live ii 
those residence halls adequate 
parking spaces. He added that 
there are "a lot of relatively 
accessible parking spaces" for 
commuter students. 

The lot behind Varnado 
should be open by late October, 
in time for construction of the 
National Center to resume. 

DORMS cont'd from page 1 

"They've [University 
Police) always been there when 
I needed them," Eaton said. 

Joffrion said, "They've 
[University Police) done a reall) 
good job. They've helped 
deter a lot of things*' 7 

Surveillance equipment 
monitors activity in and around 

"I like the cameras and the 
campus police. They make thf 
dorm seem that much 
safer," Joffrion said. 

Some RAs admit that 
security can never be perfect. 

"You could have armed 
guards, but if they [non- 
residents] want in bad enough, 
they're going to get in," said 
Steve Gore, an RA in Bossier. 

Woody Blair, the 
coordinator of housing, said 
that the University is working 
on the problem. 

"That is all part of the bid 
out, which is supposed to t* 
done by the first of December 
Blair said. "All of the doof 
sensors will be tied into the tie* 

Until then, Blair said don* 
personnel will monito f 

"There's really nothing 
more that we can do than that- 
Blair said. 

While the University tr& 
to remedy the situation, & 
University also tried to suppr^ 
information regarding ^ 

RAs were warned at ' 
weekly hall meeting of talki^ 
to the media about ^ 
problem. . 

Natchticohes Police chas^ 
a suspected felon through th e 
city two weeks ago. The 
chase ended when the susp^ 
fled into Sabine Hall and hid »" 
a dorm room, where , 
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Gatorville, Louisiana 

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Meussa A. Robertson 
Features Editor 

"There's nothing to do in 

Not true. Just 20 miles 
north of Natchitoches lies a 
hidden treasure that guarantees 
loads of fun for all ages. 

It's called the Bayou Pierre 

David Sullivan 
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photo-by Melissa A. Robertson 
The park has a feeding show every hour 
starting at 1 1:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the 
Swamp or Alligator Island. The alligators 
can lunge as much as four feet for the meat 

Gator Park and Show, and it's 
Natchitoches' best kept secret. 

As the name indicates, the 
park contains thousands of 
American alligators that 
perform hourly, shocking and 
amusing crowds. The park was 
built over a decade ago to 
preserve alligators, who were 
quickly becoming extinct. 

The alligator shows, which 
begin at 1 1:30 a.m., display 
alligators in their natural, rare 
form. As one of the park 
employees instructs the crowd 
on alligator trivia, two 
other park employees 
cast out raw chicken 
pieces for the alligators 
onto a wire. The 
gators then jump, 
sometimes to a height 
of four feet, to grasp 
the chicken off the 
wire. Ever the 
ferocious reptile, the 
alligators often snap at 
each other as they 
lunge at the meat. 

At the shows, 
the announcer explains 
that because alligators' 
eyes are on top of their 
head, they often miss 
the meat. She also 
describes the process 
alligators go through to 
digest the food. 
"Because alligators do 
not have any saliva, 
they have to be under 

photo by Melissa A. Robertson 
Bayou Pierre Gator Park and Show, located about 20 miles north of 
Natchitoches houses thousands of alligators, from year old, small 
gators, to thousand pound, 1 8-foot alligators. 

the water to swallow the food," 
she explains. 

She continued that if food 
remains in the alligators 
stomach when the weather 
turns cold, the food rots 
because of a lack of stomach 
acid during the winter. 

Signs with additional gator 
information are placed 
throughout the park with every 
possible fact about gators. One 
of the most interesting facts 
concerns the mating habits of 
the alligators. 

The sign explains that 

female alligators choose their 
mate depending on if they can 
sink them in the water. If the 
male is unsinkable, the female 
chooses him for her mate. 

During the showing at the 
Swamp, the park employees 
dump mounds of meat into the 
water to demonstrate an 
alligator feeding frenzy. The 
gators thrash around, often 
fighting each other for the food. 

The park contains two 
other areas that contain 
alligators. The Marsh, a four 
pond area that boasts "Big Al's 

feeding show" houses the parks 
largest alligators, at 800-1000 
pounds. Big Al, one of these 
alligators, comes close to 
breaking the park's 20 foot 
length record, at 1 8 feet. 
Alligator Island, located at the 
center of the park, contains 
over 200 gators. Here, tourists 
are allowed to feed the 
alligators through feeding 

Surrounding Alligator 
Island is a section for specially 
gators, such as "Stumpy," a 
gator that was born with 
no tail and one eye. This 
section also holds the 
park's "prisoners," who at e 
incarcerated for crimes 
ranging from stealing the 
chickens from the petting 
zoo to eating tourists. 

Tourists don't just have 
to sit back and watch. The 
park also has its own photo 
area, where tourists can 
have their picture taken 
with an alligator. 

The park warns, 
however, that although the 
alligators might appear to 
be "Louisiana guard dogs," 
because of their lima bean- 
sized brain, intelligence is 
not abundant in gators. 

The park is open on 
April 15 to Oct. 31 from 10 [ 
a.m. to 6 p.m. From Nov. 1 [ 
to Dec. 2 1 , the park is only j 
open on Fridays, Saturdays 
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and Sundays. The times for 
these months vary, because of 
the alligator's dormant habits 
during cold weather. 
Admission for the park is $5.50 
for adults and $4.00 for 
children 3 to 12-ycars-old. 
Children under three are 
admitted for free. 

The park is located off 
North 1-49 towards. Turn at 
the Powhatan/Allen exit [Exit # 
148]. The park has signs 
placed along the road for 
further directions. 


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On the Cutting Edge 

NSU Distance Learning connects 
seven sites in Louisiana 

Ericca Reynolds 
Sauce Reporter 

Although considered a 
small university by some, the 
University is grand in the 
technological field and has 
been for several decades. 

NSU was the first in 
Louisiana to teach distance 
courses through an interactive 

"We beamed it up using 
the studio in Kyser Hall and the 
signal went between eight to 
ten receive sites throughout 
Central Louisiana," McBride 

Shortly after, NSU entered 
into a second phase of 
technology developing the first 
video compression network in 
the state. This allowed 
professors to teach classes at 
the Natchitoches campus, while 
students participated in the 
classes via satellite from other 
sites. Seven sites were 
established, most at rural 
hospitals. New sites also 
formed on the NSU campus, 
Leesville, Alexandria and 

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Department of Education 



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University in the state. The 
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r eception was poor. 

In the late 80's and early 
9 °'s, Dr. Robert Alost, former 
Pfesident of NSU, started 
distance learning programs 
^ Sl ng the technology the 
University previously had, 
^hich was the satellite system. 
£ ] 991, Dr. Ron McBride and 

r - Alost created Louisiana 
'"structional Satellite 
.^communication Network 

"Right away we did five or 
'* satellite classes, per 
semester," McBride said, 
^ost of them were graduate 
ourses in education. We also 
; f ered some business classes 

c las; 

some social science 

started Internet courses, the 
third technological phase. 

"Today, NSU still does 
more distance learning than 
anyone in the 
state and our 
total course 
offerings are 
larger than 
anyone in the 
state," said 

NSU is 
averaging 25 to 
30 Internet 
courses a 

semester and twenty video 
compression classes per 

The new kid on the block 
in technology this semester is 
the Desktop Video 
Conferencing. It uses video 
compression but on the 

The big advantage in using 
Desktop Video Conferencing is 
its uses in other areas. 
Whereas, video compression is 
a single purpose only. 

For the future in Edtech, 
the entire master's program 
will be on-line. Edtech was 
chosen because of its 
adaptability to the program. 
Because Edtech pertains to 
computers and technology, it's 
a natural fit between what 
NSU is trying to do and the 
technology NSU is delivering. 

"Our goal in education is 
to provide the best possible 
degree program using' the latest 
technology," said McBride. 

Because the technology is 
so dynamic, it gives the 
University the potential to do 
virtually anything, McBride 

"I think it's safe to say that 
we are the only university 
using three major 
technologies," McBride 
continued. "Most institutions 
commit their heart and soul to 
one technology. By not doing 
that, we have the flexibility to 
go different directions." 


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September 28, 1999 

One hit wonders honored this week 

Larry Collins 
Contributing Writer 

This week is the official 
"One Hit Wonders Week." This 
week is set aside as a week to 
remember those musical acts 
that have been dubbed as One 
Hit Wonders by the industry. 

A One Hit Wonder is a 
musical act (group or individ- 
ual) that had one hit song and is 
virtually never heard from 
again. Keep in mind that the hit 
is based on popularity and not 
chart position. Comedian Chris 
Rock summed it up best when 
he described them as "Here 
today, gone in ten minutes." 

If you are having trouble 
thinking of what artists are con- 
sidered One Hit Wonders, the 
internet page 
gives a simple guide with hints 
of what will make an artist a 
One Hit Wonder. 

They say that if the chorus 
of the hit song contains an 
undiscovered or over-used 
euphemism for the act of sex, if 
the lyrics contain the name of 
the band, or if they appeared on 
a Prince album chances are that 
they are doomed to become the 
next One Hit Wonders. 

Being a One Hit Wonder is 
not always a bad thing. Many 
industry stars have delved into 
the music field, and have not 
had another hit. "Dirty 
Dancing" star Patrick Swayze 
had a hit with "She's Like the 
Wind," and Melrose Place alum. 
Jack Wagner had his 1 5 minutes 
of music fame with "All I Need." 
One Hit Wonder Jamie Walters 
had his one hit "Hold On" 
thanks to his role as Ray Pruitt 



on "Beverly 

Some of the 
biggest hits of past 
years have come 
from One Hit 
Wonders. The 
theme song of the 
Papal visit to 
Denver was The 
Proclaimers' "I'm 
Gonna Be 500 
Miles". The Oscar 
winning song "The 
Morning After" 
from the Poseidon 
Adventure was 
recorded by One 
Hit Wonder 
McGovern. The 
Rembrants' "I'll Be 
There", and 
Vonda Shepard's 
"Searching My 
Soul" are both One Hit Wonders 
that created the theme songs to 
television shows, "Friends" and 
"Ally McBeal", respectively. 

There are a few hit songs 
out today that seem as if they 
are headed into one hit territory. 
Tal Bachman ("She's So High"), 
Lou Bega ("Mambo #5"), 
Citizen King ("Better Days [The 
Bottom Drops Out]"), Train 
("Meet Virginia") and Vitamin 
C ("Smile") could be the next 
generation of one hit wonders. 

Fans of these artists should 
not give up hope, because both 
Sugar Ray and the Goo Goo 
Dolls saved themselves from the 
title a year after they had been 
deemed One Hit Wonders. 

Some One Hit Wonders 
were mistakenly given the title. 
DC Talk ("Just Between You and 
Me"), Sixpence None The 


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Lou Bega's first single, "Mambo Number Five" 
may make him an honoree during next year's 
One Hit Wonders Week. 

Richer ("Kiss Me"), and Kathy 
Troccoli ("Everything 
Changes") were all unjustly 
called One Hit Wonders even 
though they had hits in the con- 
temporary Christian market. 

Fans are encouraged to call 
radio stations and request 
favorite One Hot Wonders, such 
as MC Brains ("Oochie 
Coochie"), Shakespeare's Sister 
("Stay"), Right Said Fred ("I'm 
Too Sexy"), 4 Non Blondes 
("What's Going On") and 
Gerardo ("Rico Suave"). 

One question though... are 
Nine Stories true One Hit 
Wonders since they haven't had 
a hit since "Stay" with Lisa Loeb 
and she doesn't give them cred- 
it as her band anymore? 

Garth becomes Gaines for album; 
abandons country for rock sound 

You may not have heard of 
Chris Gaines, but his face is 
sure to look familiar to dedicat- 
ed fans of Garth Brooks. 
Brooks' first rock album, "In 
the Life of Chris Gaines", hits 
the shelves today with the 
country superstar sporting a 
brand new look and sound. 

Fictitious rock star Gaines 
will be the subject of "The 
Lamb", a film in which Brooks 
will star later this year. The 
album is a pre-soundtrack for 
the film, and Brooks may make 
more music under the pseudo- 

The first singles from the 
album, "Lost In You" and "It 
Doesn't Matter to the Sun" are 
already getting airplay on rock 
and country radio stations, 

Critics can't decide if 
Brooks is a genius or insane; 
Beginning today, fans will get to 
form their own opinions 

Look for a review of the 
album next week in the 
Current Sauce. 

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Garth Brooks' new album, "In the Life of Chris Gaines" arrives in 
stores today. Brooks plays the role of fictitious rock star Gaines in 
the upcoming film, "The Lamb." 

"Double Jeopardy" Tops Weekend Box 
Office, "Jakob the Liar" debuts at No. 8 

File Photo 

Ashley Judd, above, and Tommy Lee Jones star in this weekend's 
top grossing movie, "Double Jeopardy". In the film, Judd portrays 
a wife who has been framed for her husband's murder. 

"Double Jeopardy" took 
the top spot at the box office 
this weekend. Despite bad 
reviews, the thriller starring 
Ashley Judd grossed $23.7 mil- 
lion in it's first days of release. 
Another new film, "Jakob the 
Liar", starring Robin Williams, 
opened with a slight $2.2 mil- 
lion to claim the distant No.8 

Martin Lawrence's "Blue 
Streak" fell from the No.l posi- 

tion to No. 2, bringing in $13.2 
million over the weekend, and 
$37.7 million in total domestic 

Holding steady at No. 3 
was "The Sixth Sense", with 
ticket sales totaling $8.5 million 
over the weekend. According to 
a spokesman at Hollywood 
Pictures, the film is now listed 
as the 20th top grossing film of 
all time in North America. 

Kevin Costner's romantic 

"For Love of the Game" fell 
from second to fourth place in 
it's second week, with a week- 
end total of $6.6 million. 

The critically praised 
"American Beauty" came in 
fifth place, although it was only 
playing in 429 theaters. The 
film, which stars Kevin Spacey 
as a middle-aged man attempt- 
ing to impress a schoolgirl, 
grossed $6 million in it's sec- 
ond weekend. 

"Stigmata" slid to No. 6 
with $4.8 million, and "Kevin 
Bacon's" Stir of Echoes fell to 
No. 7 with a weekend gross of 
$2.3 million. 

According to a spokesman 
for Columbia Pictures, the poor 
performance of the Holocaust 
film "Jakob the Liar", at No.8, 
was due to bad reviews and the 
subject matter. 

However, studio executives 
made no excuses for the $2.0 
million gross of Lawrence 
Kasdan's "Mumford", which 
claimed the No. 9 spot in it's 
first weekend. 

Falling to the No. 10 posi- 
tion was the romantic comedy, 
"Runaway Bride", with a total 
domestic gross of $146.6 mil- 
lion, and a weekend gross of 
$1.6 million. 

NSU Jazz Orchestra announces four 
shows for the 1999-2000 season 

Four lively concerts includ- 
ing a tribute to Duke Ellington 
are on the schedule for 
Northwestern State University's 
Jazz Orchestra during its 1999- 
2000 season. The Jazz 
Orchestra is under the direction 
of Associate Professor of Music 
Galindo Rodriguez. 
Each concert will feature at least 
one guest soloist. All concerts 
are scheduled for Monday 
evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Magale 
Recital Hall. 

Guitarist Mark Griffith and 
vibraphonist Jim O' Brien will 
be featured in the first concert 
Oct. 1 1 . The orchestra will per- 
form a variety of works 
arranged specifically for jazz 
orchestra including "Brazil," 
"It's Oh, So Nice" and "Low 
Down," all selections which be 
reminiscent of the orchestras of 
Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, 
and Thad Jones. 

Both featured soloists for the 
Inaugural Concert earned 
degrees from the prestigious 

Berkelee School of Music in 

The concert will also 
include works by Shelton Berg, 
president of the International 
Association of Jazz Educators 
and a unique arrangement of 
"Sister Sadie" by Horace Silver. 
Rounding out the program will 
be Sammy Nestico's "The Heat's 
On" and "Rebel Rousers" by the 
legendary tenor saxophonist 
Don Menza. 

On Nov. 15, the orchestra 
will present a tribute to Duke 
Ellington in the year of the leg- 
endary musician/composer's 
100th birthday. The guest 
soloist will NSU alumnus David 
Hardin, the 1998 Music 
Educator of the Year at NSU. 

Hardin will be featured on 
some of Ellington's best known 
works. Associate Professor of 
Music Tony Smith will open the 
program with some background 
on Ellington which will add to 
the enjoyment of the concert. 

The Jazz Orchestra will 

hold its millennium celebration 
Feb. 21st. Recording artist 
Robert Kase will be the guest 
soloist. Critics have compared 
Kase's technique to that of 
Maurice Andre and Wynton 

Kase is a clinician for 
Edwards Trumpets and a former 
member of the world-renown 
One o'clock Lab Band from the 
University of North Texas. He 
was recently appointed head of 
the Department of Music at 
University of Wisconsin . 
Stevens Point. 

One of the country's most 
in demand clinicians, Kase has 
published a number of books 
and articles on a spectrum of 
music performance issues, and 
recorded on more than 200 
projects. Kase will also present a 
special master class and work- 
shop for NSU students. 
Closing this year's series will be 
a concert featuring tenor saxo- 
phonist Daniel Johnson on April 

MP3 phenomenon lets internet users 
download popular songs for free ! 

Raechal Leone 
A&E Editor 

With all the expenses that 
go along with being a student at 
NSU, who has money left over 
for the really important things, 
like CDs? Luckily, the new MP3 
craze means that only an inter- 
net connection is needed to 
download any number of thou- 
sands of songs by mainstream 
and independent artists for free. 

MP3 is a standard file for- 
mat that shrinks audio files, so 
that the size of the file and, 
therefore, the time it takes to 
download that file is shortened. 
As a result, web surfers can hear 
a hit song for free, in just a few 
minutes. Another benefit of 
MP3 is that internet users can 
save songs to a disc, just like a 
regular file, and make custom 
CDs. The sound quality of an 
MP3 is almost as good as a CD, 
but without spending money for 
a whole CD and a lot of songs 
you don't need. 

There are countless MP3 
websites, with one of the largest 
and most popular being On that site, which 

SAB seeks 
performers for 
Coffee House 

The Student Activities 
Board will continue to offer a 
« Coffee House series this semes- 
ter, according to SAB President 
Paul Monteleone. 

The series began last 
night with music from 
Armadillo Jackal, and will now 
be held every other Monday 
night at 8 p.m. 

Concerts will be held in 
Vic's in the Student Union until 
the Alley is redone, but will be 
moved there as soon as possi- 

"Joe Tillman of 
Aramark is working on the 
Alley. They're going to make the 
stage higher and put the pool 
tables from Le Rendezvous in 
there," Monteleone said. 

In addition to music at 
the Coffee Houses, there will 
also be art exhibits featuring 
works from the Student Art 
Society at each one. 

The Coffee House 
Series is free for students with a 
current NSU ID. Each student 
will receive a free pastry and 
coffee, and there will be more 
available to purchase. 

"I like the music best about 
the Coffee Houses, I have never 
seen anything like it," Maria 
Chaney, junior biology major 

The SAB is still looking for 
bands, poets, folk singers and 
other artists to perform at the 
coffee house concerts. Anyone 
interested in performing should 
go by the SAB Office in Room 
214 of the Student Union. 

receives approximately 200,000 
hits daily, independent artists 
are invited to submit their own 
original songs. They have the 
option to sell and market their 
music with no start up costs, 
and receive a 50/50 percent of 
proceeds, not to mention invalu- 
able exposure. Also at, 
aspiring musicians can sign up 
for free web pages, and display 
album graphics, song lyrics, 
logos and links to fan clubs. and others 
like it have caused quite a stir in 
the recording industry in the 
short time of their existence. 
The competitive business of 
music is losing money now that 
more people than ever are 
downloading songs for free that 
they would otherwise be spend- 
ing $15-20 to hear. If the MP3 
industry continues to grow at 
the rate it has in the last two 
years, artists, music stores and 
record labels will definitely suf- 
fer. The recording industry has 
already claimed that musicians 
are not receiving all the royal- 
ties to which they are entitled, 
and that MP3 is a form of pirat- 

On the other hand,, for one, states on its 
site that MP3 is legal, but can be 
used illegally. According to, the industry is legal if 
a song's copyright holder has 
granted permission for a song to 
be downloaded. It also explains 
that while it is legal to make a 
"reasonable amount" of copies 
from a CD for personal use, it is 
not legal to trade or sell MP3 
encoded CDs without permis- 
sion from the copyright holder. 

Even though warnings con- 
cerning the legalities of the MP3 
industry appear on websites, 
there is no guarantee that inter- 
net users will take the time to 
read the posted information. 
And who will determine what a 
"reasonable amount" is, exact- 

It is expected that MP3 websites 
will begin facing more legal 
restrictions and regulations in 
the very near future, but until 
then, internet users can save a 
lot of money and still keep up 
with the latest, most popular 

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-fony the Lon^ 

Hey advice fansl Tony the lonely is back and is he ever hyped. 
£>meone told me that the love lorn advice needin demons needed a 
spiritual leader, an advice giving messiah if you will. 
\Vell Put a hole in my hand and call me divine cause I'm back to 
jiiswer your questions, and to put a fresh perspective on this ball 
: { putrid slop we call life. You can reach me at Blancool@hot-, with questions, comments or death threats. 

pear Tony the Lonely, 

I have a job as a deskworker in a residence hall, but the people 
tfho live there are all philistines and give me dirty looks, I don't 
#ant to quit my job, but these people aggravate me to no end and I 
jjnd it hard to concentrate even when I am back in my room trying 
lo study because of the rude remarks and gestures I receive con- 
5tantly. Please help! 
-Lost In Space 

pear Lost. 

Got a bit of a weak psyche don't you? I have some advise for 
you, stop whining and don't let the little insolent pricks who live in 
the resident halls bother you. They are all little spoiled brats used 
to various mommies following them around with a shovel and 
three ply toilet paper. They need someone to lash out at since their 
punching bag parents are not in the next room. The next time any- 
one gives you a dirty look, just understand that these will be the 
people serving ten to twenty years in a state correctional facility for 
domestic abuse. I would also suggest requesting maintenance 
install a chain link cage for you to sit in. You don't want the rabble 
getting too close if you know what I mean. 

Dear Tony the Lonely, 

I am trying to graduate from this university, and to do so, I have 
a thesis to write. You would think that would not be so bad, except 
for the fact that it is due in about 5 days and I have not written the 
first line. What should I do? 
Stumped Senior 

Dear Stumped. 

How about this? You are feeling a pain in your lower stomach, 
could be your appendix maybe your lower intestine, or perhaps 
your pancreas. Whatever it is, of course it will have to be removed. 
Immediately. But the only doctor who will perform the procedure 
lives in Malta and will not give you a doctoris excuse. So your res- 
ignation might look a little fishy. But nothing says legitimate organ 
failure like realistic pain exposition. And you can sure scream for 
the resignation board, right? and clutch your stomach, that always 
works. Get the hell out as soon as possible this place has nothing 
left for you. Run. Good luck in the future. 

Dear Tony the Lonely, 

I am facing a dilemma that I need some wise advising on. There 
are two girls that I am interested in going out with. There is Girl A 
that I am extremely physically attracted to, but don't share very 
much in common with. There is Girl B, who I am attracted physi- 
cally to somewhat, but even more I really enjoy being around her 
and envision a committed and happy relationship with if I do go 
out with her. What girl should I go after? 
Totally Bewildered in Natchitoches 

Dear Bewildered, 

OK, so there is a fine girl and a kind of fine girl, right? Well 
first you should involve yourself in a immediate sexually charged 
1 relationship with the more attractive one. Then you can begin 
I leisurely courting the lesser girl. But continue to have harsh show- 
I time sex with the worthy one. Then marry the lesser, unworthy girl 
long before you realize she is not the person you wish to spend your 
I life with. Blame her. And out of spite call up the old college friend 
you used to know in carnal way and spark up that old lovin feel- 
ing. After a couple of years of unfulfilling married life, and mean- 
ingless sex, Divorce her and damage your children's delicate egos 
so the cycle can begin anew. 

OK, that's the first edition. Write me! 
Write ME. I am the one to answer your questions. I will build ycu 
a monorail. Write me. 

From the editor 

Fortunately, I have a variety of friends. 
Many of which I place into categories or 
groups based on my relationship with them. 
For example, I have my Student Government 
friends, my journalism friends, my political 
science friends, my Greek friends, my non- 
Greek friends, my band friends, etc. 

In the last year or two, I have noticed 
that my circle of friends has shifted. When I 
arrived at the University, I primarily confid- 
ed in, parried with and depended on my 
band friends. After all, I had done nothing 
besides band since the sixth grade and my 
friends in band were my closest confidants 
for many years. 

Now, I find myself with people totally 
different from those I grew up with. 
Currently, my friends are interested in 
accounting or law school or writing for a 
magazine or newspaper not teaching or 
scoring music. 

Let me quickly say I am not belittling the 
latter. Instead, I find myself struggling to 
understand where I fit into the broad spec- 
trum of careers out there in the "real 

My perspective shifts constantly but I 
am not sure where it will settle. 

Am 1 to pursue a law degree? If so, then 
what will I do, practice civil law, criminal 
law or may be even business law? Should I 
seek a master's in communications? May be 
I can become a rodeo clown and see the 

Nevertheless, my career is not the rea- 
son I am writing. The reason I am writing 
lies in the fact I realize that I am different 
now compared to when I entered the 

Inadvertently, a friend helped me real- 

ize the significance of this change. She 
described to me the end of a fraternity party 
and just what she saw. 

As she stood outside of the party with 
her boyfriend, she witnessed a girl (a fresh- 
man by her estimation) dragged out of the 
building by two guys. The young lady was 
unable to stand. 

I do not recall whether or not the girl 
was said to be vomiting but I do remember 
my friend told me the girl had had too much 
to drink. 

My friend's next question alerted me to 
this inner change to which I had become 
oblivious. She asked herself, "Was I that stu- 
pid when I was a freshman?" 

All of a sudden I began to wonder the 
same thing about myself. Now I know we all 
go through these great awakenings when 
we become seniors in high school. 

We think we have some answers. We 
know how to fit in because we practiced the 
art of being cool for four years. 

As I thought back to my freshman year 
of college, I thought... yeah, 1 was that stu- 
pid. I remember some of the late nights 
spent forcing down one more beer. 

Does that mean that all freshmen are 
stupid and wrong for having a good time? 
No, it simply means I have changed. Some 
people call it growing up, but I have always 
had a problem with that term. 

Doesn't growing up sound so limiting? I 
have always thought of myself as growing 
out of something instead of growing up. 

After all, who wants to be limited? You 
can only grow up so far, can't you? On the 
other hand, you can always grow out of 
something, whether it is a pair of shoes or a 

My perspective is different. Last week, I 
made a comment about being sprayed by a 
water gun. A couple of years ago, I may have 
laughed it off and went about my business, 
but today I find my reasons for being at col- 
lege different. 

I took offense that someone would spray 
me while I was between classes because I am 
here to finish my education not run around 
playing junior high games. 

You know, a few years ago I probably 
would have run around doing something 
just as crazy if the circumstances would 
have presented themselves. Now, my per- 
spective is different. 

What does this mean to freshmen? 

Absolutely nothing.. .now. In time your 
perspective will change too. You will no 
longer look at the weekends of vomiting as a 
good time. Instead of being the one your 
friends take care of, you will be the one tak- 
ing care of your friends. 

I don't think you should worry about 
your growth as much as you should prepare 
for it. Many students put off planning for a 
career until the next year. Before you know 
it, next year has passed and you are ready to 
have your picture taken with Dr. Webb 
while dressed in a funny hat. 

From time to time, pay attention to how 
you look at situations and compare it to the 
year before. 

If you are lucky, you will find your 
place in the carrer spectrum of the "real 

If you have a thought on the subject or 
just a random comment, please email me at 
currentsau . 

Alumni Columnist tackles hazing and shooting 

With fraternities getting 
the pledging process rolling, 
we need to be clear on some- 
thing. Hazing is a very bad 
thing. We all know this. What 
exactly is hazing though? 

If all actions involved with 
the pledging a fraternity is 
classified as hazing, then haz- 
ing is NECESSARY. 

Most responsible fraterni- 
ty members (usually officers) 
can decide what is appropriate 
and make sure guidlines are 

Swallowing a small crea- 
ture or beating a pledge is 
going too far and would be 
hazing. Having a planned kid- 
napping, or grilling with ques- 
tions, or doing something that 
causes minor embarrassment 
is not hazing. 

Neither is not being able to 
talk to a girl, or walk a certain 
way, or carry a tray for a few 
days. None of these actions 
hurt anyone. These are ways 
to earn what you desire, to 
prove yourself. These are ways 
to learn self sacrifice, as well. 
These lessons will serve you 
well in life after college. How 
meaningful is it to just be given 

I would rather say that I 
earned it. I take great pride in 
sacrificing and earning my 
membership to my fraternity. 
If someone can't handle a little 
work and sacrifice, how are 
they going to help that organi- 
zation? How are they going to 
make it in life? 

This brings me to my next 
point. If you can't or don't 
want to work a little, just quit. 
Nobody forces you to join. As I 
see it, if you don't want to do 
something, that's all right. You 
don't have to. I would feel a 
little less of myself if I didn't, 

So remember, having 
pledge names or participating 
in reasonable activities only 
make you a better person for 

the fraternity. and in 


Chris Conway 
Alumni Columnist 

If you think Chris is full of it or 
right on feel free to contact 
him at: 

Columnist speaks of time 

Most people believe that the recent shooting sweeping the 
nation are due to lack of religion in schools and not enough gun 
laws. Both of these ideas are wrong. 

It should not be the responsibility of an educational institu- 
tion to teach morals and values. This should be taught at home. 
The school just reenforces them. Todays parents are not doing 
their job, however. Some are too selfish, while others just don't 

The number of broken homes in the USA is staggering. This 
leads to a less than stellar generation, with more mental prob- 
lems. As far as guns go, there are too many laws now. The only 
thing that gun laws do are penelize the law abiding citizen. If 
someone is going to break the law, they're not going to worry 
about breaking a gun law. If they want a gun, they'll find a gun. 
If a licensed gun carrier had been around that church in Ft. 
Worth, there might have been less bloodshed. Also, criminals 
might think twice about committing crimes, knowing that his 
victim might be packing. Besides, there are crazy people out 
there. (Probably from those broken homes.) Don't punish the 
majority for a few bad seeds. 

One last important point to think about. The right to a 
firearm is a Constitutional right. As soon as you allow one free- 
dom to removed from the Constitution, that gives the green light 
to remove others. The powers that be may deem it necessary. 
Don't think they wouldn't do it. After all, they would be no guns 
for anyone to take arms against the opressor. 

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In the 3rd Chapter of 
fcclesiastes, we'll find that there 
13 a season and a time to every 
Purpose under the heaven. 

It lists various occurrences 
^ch as: a time to be born, and a 
title to die; a time to weep, and 
a time to laugh; a time to get, 

a time to lose. 

Verse after verse, we clearly 
^ that there's a time for every 
^tivity in our lives. God, in his 
goodness and love toward each 

us, has made everything 
dutiful in its particular time. 

In today's hurry-hurry 
^iety, we sometimes don't take 
'he time to find out God's will 
c °lcerning a particular situa- 
tion. Between weekly deadlines 
an d busy schedules, it seems 
'^possible to seek His purpose 
0r our lives and answers to tri- 
a « that face us daily. 

"This professor wants this 
^ne by the end of the week!" 

"This professor wants a 
draft of my paper by next 

"My supervisor has sched- 
uled me to work 40 hours this 

"My family situation is 
6)c tremely chaotic and I need to 
& home!" 

, "I need to get this here and 
'^eed to get that there" 

This can be very tasking on 

a person both physically and 
emotionally because I have been 
in those exact situations. We 
can easily get preoccupied with 
other things, that we may inad- 
vertently miss a season that God 
is trying to bring us into. 

For example, He may be 
leading you into a season of 
reaping benefits that you've 
previously sown into someone 
else's life. Maybe, it is your sea- 
son to just take some time for 
yourself and concentrate on 
what He will have you to do and 
your relationship with Him. 

Sometimes, He will set you 
on a particular course, only for 
a set amount of time, to accom- 
plish a specific purpose. 
Whatever God has for you, it is 
for you! You should take the 
time to find out, what season 
am I in at this point in my life? 

A lot of us are living 
beneath our privileges because 
we don't know who we are in 
Him or who He will have us to 
be! Never allow negative influ- 
ences, images, or people deter 
you from reaching your full 
potential in Christ. I can 
remember missing several sea- 
sons that God wanted to estab- 
lish in my life. I failed because 
my focus was not Him. My 
vision of what God was trying 
to do concerning my situation 

was blurred because of people. 
I encourage you to find out 
what season God wants to move 
you into at this point. Spend 
quality time alone with Him in 
prayer so He can reveal Himself 
to you. Find out whose life you 
can help change? Inquire about 
smart business investments? 
Discuss problems that you and 
your mate may be experiencing. 
Ask Him to lead and guide you 
into all righteousness. 

Your life is a precious gift 
from God. What you do with it, 
is your gift to Him. I know I will 
give Him a great gift! What 
about you? 

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with Rondray 

Good news, Demon fans. 
Conference play is finally 

After a "Sixth Sense" 
scary non-conference sched- 
ule, which included road 
games against two Division I 
schools and one Division I-AA 
powerhouse, the Demons 
finally open Southland con- 
ference play this Saturday at 
Turpin Stadium against the 
Nicholls State Colonels. 

Kickoff is set for 6:00. 

The demons will face a 
nicholls team (1-2) which is, 
for the time being, tied for 
first place in the Southland 
standings with Stephen F. 
Austin. In a game that would 
make Steve Spurrier and most 
of the SEC proud, the 
Colonels racked up 606 yards 
of total offense/including 456 
passing yards in a defense- 
optional 45-42 win over 
Jacksonville State. 

The Demons (1-3) come 
into this game once again try- 
ing to shake the turnover bug. 
in their last game against UL- 
Monroe, the Demons out- 
gained the Indians in total 
offense by 144 yards. But 
turnovers and mistakes cost 
the Demons once again at the 
most crucial of times during 
the game. The Indians defense 
scored three touchdowns, all 
of interceptions and thrown 
by three different quarter- 

One place the Demons 
will want to turnaround is in 
the turnover department. The 
Demons have turned the ball 
over 18 times so far this sea- 
son, most in the nation. 

The Demon offense also 
got the ball inside the Indian 
10 yard line twice. Both 
times, they walked away with 
no points. The Demons also 
missed four field goal oppor- 

Coach Sam Goodwin, 
who is one win away from his 
100th win at NSU, will put 
senior Quarterback Brad 
Spangler back in the starting 
spot. Spangler, who had been 
out since the opening game 
against Southern, received 
playing time in the second 
half against Louisiana- 
Monroe. Spangler showed 
signs of coming back to his 
old form, completing 7 of 2 1 
passes for 78 yards. Tony 
Taylor continues to shine for 
the Demons as he picked up 
his 3rd 100+ yard rushing 

The Demon defense has 
answered almost every chal- 
lenge put forth by opposing 
teams, and they'll need to 
come up big again against the 
Colonels. QB Brad Smith was 
named Southland, Louisiana 
and National player of the 
week after his 5-TD per- 
formance at Jacksonville. The 
Demon secondary will also 
have to watch Wide receiver 
Sullivan Beard, who caught 2 
touchdowns for 97 and 80 

Defensively, the Colonels 
don't bring much to the table. 
They're ranked 6th in the 
conference so far, allowing 
408 yards a game. The 
Demons are ranked 3rd, giv- 
ing up only 277 yards. 

Under coach Goodwin, 
the Demons are 13-3 against 
Nicholl's and 18-8 overall. 
The two teams will also battle 
for the "NSU Challenge tro- 
phy," initiated by the SGAs of 
both schools in 1993. The 
Demons have won the trophy 
5 times in 6 tries. 

Photo and Caption by Heath Crawford 

Now Spangler.. .one more time.. .we're the guys in the white jerseys. 

Demons scalped by Indians 

Football falls victim to the turnovers once again 

Cade Brumley 
Sauce Reporter 

"I'm just really disappoint- 
ed that we didn't execute any 
better. A lot of it was at the 
quarterback position. You just 
can't hand them 21 points," 
stated NSU head football coach 
Sam Goodwin after three NSU 
quarterbacks combined for a 
total of four interceptions and 
his team was defeated 38-7 by 
the ULM Indians at Malone 
Stadium in Monroe. 

NSU quarterback Brad 
Spangler returned from injury 
Saturday night. In his much- 
anticipated debut, he threw 
seven completions totaling 78 
yards. However, he did throw 
two interceptions into the 
hands of Indian defenders. 
These interceptions that were 
both returned for touchdowns, 
and included an 88 yard 
return which according to 
Goodwin took the hopes of 
comeback away. 

"I felt good after being out 
for so long. It was unfortunate 
the way it turned out, but it felt 
good to get back on the field," 
voiced Spangler when asked 
about playing for the first time 
in three games. 

Also, a positive Spangler 
stressed that the defense is 
playing well, but offensively, 
they are still trying to find their 

"We're going to go with 
Brad (Spangler) and live or die 
with him from this point on 
assuming he's healthy. He did- 
n't move around too good 
tonight, but I think he's gotten 
better each day this week. I 
think next week, if he didn't 

get hurt today, (his game) 
should be improved," affirmed 

Tailback Tony Taylor, who 
rushed for 116 yards in the 
first quarter last week, was still 
productive. Taylor gained 103 
net yards off 23 carries against 
ULM for an average gain of 4.5 
yards an attempt. 

"Tony's a heck of a play- 
er," acknowledged Goodwin. 

Starting Quarterback 
Aubrey Jones gained 184 
yards off 25 attempts, to 
include a 60 yard long com- 
pleted to Bernard Green 
which brought the Demons 
to the ULM 15 yard line. 
This drive was ended by 
missed Justin Hebert field 
goal attempt that soared 
wide left. Hebert, who was 
last weeks Southland 
Conference special teams 
player of the week, didn't 
fair as well in this outing. 

"Last week he hit every- 
thing he kicked. I thought 
Justin would be the guy who 
would do the best job. 
Obviously, I was wrong," a 
disappointed Goodwin stat- 

The score really didn't 
dictate the type of game that 
was played. The Demons 
had over twice as many first 
downs and passed for 232 
more yards than the ULM 

An upset Nathan Black 
stated, "there was a lot of 
good players out there doing 
a lot of good things. I don't 
know what it's going to take 
for us to come out here and 
play as a team. We see a lot 
of good things happening 

for us, but we're just not capi- 

ULM quarterback Andy 
Chance led the Indian rushing 
and passing attack with 91 
yards gained on the ground 
and 33 through the air. 

"I'm disappointed in the 
way we defended the quarter- 
back. The big plays they got 
(on offense) were on scram- 
bles, and a lot of them were on 

third and long situations. That 
really hurt us," voiced 

The Demons are looking 
forward for a chance at 
redemption. They will get 
their opportunity next week in 
front of a home crowd, as they 
begin their quest for the 
Southland Conference title 
against Nicholls State. 

Photo By Heath Crawford 

The Purple Swarm effectively "hones " the Indian offense as 
the Demons outgained the ULM in total offensive yards. 

Tuesday, Sept 29th 
Soccer; ULM 
7 p.m. 

Friday, Oct 1st 

Volleyball vs. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 

7 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct 2nd 

Volleyball vs. LAMAR, 
4 p.m. 


6 p.m. 

@ Oenates Many Games. 


USA comes from 
behind at Ryder 


The USA's Ryder Cup 
team - seemingly buried 
entering the final day - rose 
from the dead to stun Europe 
and reclaim the international 
golfing trophy. 

Victories in the first six 
singles matches Sunday 
brought the Americans with- 
in striking distance, but it was 
Justin Leonard - four down 
with seven holes to play - who 
roared back against Jose 
Maria Olazabal to clinch the 
28-match, three-day event. 

Leonard drained a dra- 
matic 40-foot putt on No. 17 
en route to earning the vital 
half point. No team in the 
earlier 32 showdowns 
between the Americans and 
Europeans had ever come 
back from more than two 
points going into the final day. 

Reds win 
Mac's 61st 


Pokey Reese hit a three- 
run homer in the 12th inning 
as the Cincinnati Reds over- 
came Mark McGwire's 60th 
homer and continued their 
headlong rush toward the 
playoffs Sunday with a 7-5 
victory over St. Louis. 

The Reds have won five of 
six games and moved a game 
ahead of the N.Y. Mets in the 
NL wild -card race*, 
McGwire's solo shot in the 
eighth inning off Scott 
Sullivan made him the third 
player to hit 400 homers in a 
decade. I 

It also made McGwire the 
second to get 61 homers 1 
twice. Sammy Sosa reached I 
the 60-60 mark eight days 

Volleyball drops 
one to UTA 

The Northwestern State 
Demons (7-6, 1-3 in the 
SIC), after losing big in game 
one, fought back and gave the 
conference -leading Texas 
Arlington Mavericks 
{6-6, 4-0 in the Sir) all they 
could handle Friday evening, 
but NSLJ eventually dropped 
the Southland Conference 
match 3-1. 

NSU lost the first game of the 
match 15-1, but bounced, 
back in the second game with 
a 15-13 victory. The 
Mavericks were able to hold, 
off the Demons and take 
games three and 

four, 15-9 and 15-10, to 
improve to a perfect 4-0 J? 
Southland Conference play. 1 

Abner posts great 
game despite loss 

Junior Lisa Abner had 16 
kills and 17 digs & 
Northwestern State* (7-5,1-2 
in the SLC) defeated Louisiart* 
at Monroe (1-10, 0-3 in the 
SLC) 17-15, 15-12, 15 «» t» 
Southland Conference volley' 
ball action Tuesday evening. 

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Indianapolis, IncL, stoppfif 
the Indians' momentum tin* 
and time again as the DerrK$s| 
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all three games, includifif 
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Kaijeb Breaux 
Sauce Reporter 

On Wednesday September 
the 22nd, conference rivals 
Stephen F. Austin rolled into 
Natchitoches to face our Lady 
pemons. The event was big, but 
the outcome was catastrophic. 

The match, which was 
played well into the evening, 
was decided on a overtime goal 
scored by SFA. 

The goal was scored on a 
rebound after a diving Tiffany 
Swingler save. 

However, the outcome of 
this game was not all bad. The 
defense, which seems to be the' 
nucleus for the Lady Demons as 
of late, held SFA scoreless until 
overtime. Tiffany Swingler, 
whose saves keep stacking up, 
had another stellar perform- 
ance. Swingler recorded 5 
saves on the day. 

had their chances to 
convert turnovers 
into goals, but they 
never got great shots 
on the goal. 

Brittany Cargill 
led the Lady Demon 
attack with 7 shots on 
goal. Danielle 
Cornwell, who was 
injured and will miss 
the rest of the season 
with a broken arm, 
added 5 shots on 

The loss dropped 
the Lady Demons to 
4-4- 1 over all and 0- 
2-1 in conference 

On Saturday, the 
Lady Demons found 
themselves at Texas 
Christian University in Fort 
Worth, TX facing Texas Tech. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
Brittany Cargill makes a break for the goal against Stephen F. Austin. 

Texas Tech recorded 27 
shots on the goal, while 
Northwestern was only able to 

manufactor 5. 

Tiffany Swingler came away 
with 12 saves, but allowed 3 


Texas Tech was 
only up by a goal at the 
half. 2 of Tech's 3 goals 
came late in the second 

Brittany Cargill 
came away with 2 of 
Northwestern's 3 shots 
on goal. 

This dropped 
Northwestern's record 
to 4-5-1. 

On Monday, the 
Lady Demons took on 
Southeastern Louisiana 
in a conference match 
up. Northwestern lost a 
2-1 heartbreaker in 

Kerri Kahanek scored 
first on a cross in the 
64th minute of play. 
The goal was assisted by Brittany 
Cargill. However, the Lady 

Demons could not hold 

Southeastern scored in the 
76th minute of play. At the end 
of regulation, the score was 1 - 1 . 

The final and fatal blow was 
dealt by Southeastern in over- 
time in the 99th minute of the 

Tiffany Swingler 
(Northwestern), once again, had 
another great day in goal. 
Swingler saved 10 shots on the 

Northwestern combined for 
20 shots on goal, and was only 
able to convert one into a goal. 

The loss dropped NSU to 4- 
6-1 overall, and 0-3-1 in con- 
ference play. 

"Our concentration level 
going late into the game has got 
to get better," says Coach 
Mitchell. "We've got to start 
winning these close games." 

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Many times, sports writers 
like myself can get too involved 
with the "work" part of sports 
writing. The long drive to out- 
of-town games, the same ole' 
stale "Well we have to take each 
game one at a time" quotes from 
players, and being buried with 
all those "1 out of 1,000,000" 
statistics and mindless numbers. 

I'll admit, I've fallen under 
that category myself. I had for- 
gotten why I've always wanted 
to be a sports journalist. 

Then something happens to 
make you realize why you do the 
thing you love so much. Call it a 
"professional revelation" if you 
want to. 

Last Friday, I not only got to 
meet, but interview one of the 
greatest basketball players to 
ever walk the hardwood. Joe 
Dumars, an Natchitoches-born- 
and- raised player who played 

his entire pro career with the 
Detroit Pistons, was in town to 
speak at a Boys and Girls club 
dinner in the Student Union 
Ballroom. Dumars retired at the 
end of last season after 14 years 
with the Pistons. 

Not only did I get to talk 
basketball with a guy who 
shared the floor with basketball 
greats like Dr.J, Michael Jordan 
and Magic Johnson, I got to talk 
with a guy who I had grown up 
idolizing since I was about 9. 

And I'm only 191 

I'm from Michigan, and it's 
kind of a rule that if you're from 
Michigan, you support 
Michigan teams, no matter how 
bad they were. Joe Dumars was 
a member of the greatest bas- 
ketball team assembled, in my 
opinion (and I'll argue this with 
anyone who wants to). 

They were called the "Bad 
Boys". You thought guys in the 
NBA today talk trash, please. 
These guy were the inventors of 

trash talk and the "East Coast " 
style of basketball. Rough, hard, 
sometimes dirty, but always 

They were the Deans of the 
"Old School". 

There was Isaiah "Zeke" 
Thomas; smooth as silk. He 
could dribble around anybody, 
anytime, anywhere. 

Dennis Rodman; he wasn't 
as "bad" then as he is now, but 
the man could still snatch 
rebounds off the glass better 
than anyone. 

Bill Laimbeer; If you 
LOOKED at him the wrong way 
you could expect an elbow to the 

Vinnie "The Microwave" 
Johnson; they called him the 
Microwave cause he'd heat up 
on the court faster than 
Shreveport in July. 

And of course, there was 
Mr. Dumars. 

Joe was the MVP of the '89 
NBA final. He dropped 27.3 

points on Magic Johnson and 
the Lakers in four gamesl He 
and the rest of the "Bad Boys" 
schooled Mikey, Scottie, and the 
rest of the Bulls for 3 straight 
years in the Eastern Conference 
finals. This guy is a future Hall- 

The interview lasted about 
10 minutes. We talked about his 
speech, what he wanted the 
youngsters to get out of it and 
how he wanted to live out his 
retirement. He made it clear that 
what he's done in the NBA can 
be attained by any youngster, 
but it takes more than talent. It 
takes hard work and lots of ded- 
ication. "Most people can tell 
you how you can do anything 
you want to do, which is true. 
But there's a second half to that 
story," he said. " My message is 
that there will be times when 
you hit stumbling blocks and 
you've got to pick yourself up." 

He also told the kids in 
attendance to never forget 

where you come from. Dumars, 
who still has family here in 
Natchitoches, said to the crowd 
"there's nothing like walking to 
your mother's kitchen after 
being gone for a while." 

But in the back of my mind, 
I really wanted to talk basketball 
with him. I asked him every 
question I could think of. 
Questions like, "Better point 
guard?-Isaiah or Grant", "What 
was it like to sweep the Lakers 
and dominate the Bulls", "How 
does it feel to tell people 'I was 
the NBA Final's Most Valuable 
Player?". I think I could've fired 
those questions at him all day 

Turns out, Isaiah is, in mine 
and his opinion, the better point 
guard (although Grant is com- 
ing along), Beating the Bulls 
was "an awesome feeling, espe- 
cially to beat them on their 
home court," and that being 
MVP of the finals is " great 
because I grew up watching 

TheSady Way... 

...The only true way 

Refs blinded during Soccer game, girl gets clotheslined 

Bryan Satawa 
Sauce Reporter 

I was having a great day last 
Wednesday, and after my usual 
r acquetball workout I decided to 
So to the Demon soccer game. 
Well I get there with 35 minutes 
left in the second half, and was 
en joying the game for about ten 
minutes. Then I was slowly get- 
ting upset at the referee. (I use 
that term very loosely) 

It was quite obvious to me 
that the official was losing con- 
trol of the game. He was mak- 
•ng bad calls not only against us, 

but also against Stephen F. 
Austin the Lady Demons oppo- 
nent as well. Meanwhile Coach 
Jimmy Mitchell was sitting up 
on the top of Turpin Stadium 
watching the game with binocu- 
lars because he got suspended 
for bitching at the referees in a 
earlier game and could not 
coach the team in this game. 

It was then that I witnessed 
one of the most gutless things I 
have ever seen at a sporting 
event in my life. After the ball 
was kicked away Lady Demon 
Danielle Cornwell and 
SFA's defender got their arms 

tangled up. The Defender then 
proceeds to body slam Cornwell 
breaking her arm and effective- 
ly ending her season in a sense- 
less act of stupidity by the SFA 
player. I love the beautiful game 
(soccer) as much as the people 
in Europe and South America. 
So you can imagine my dismay 
when the referee does not red 
card the lady for her actions. 

Coach Mitchell comes off 
his perch at the football stadium 
and gets in the ambulance with 
Cornwell to the hospital. Play 
then resumes and finally I could 
not take it anymore, it took less 

then five minutes and the first 
F#&# comes out of my mouth. 
Then the crazy Cajun in me 
came out and I just started freely 
cursing the ref out in Cajun 
French and Spanish. 

The game ended with the 
Lady Demons losing in overtime 
1-0. It is truly sad that our 
girls had to play against the 
defender and a very unsports- 
women like team in SFA. It is 
even worse when you are play- 
ing in a game like that with a 
incompetent referee. This refer- 
ee in my mind was a accomplice 
to a assault. This guy should not 

be allowed to ref in a Southland 
Conference game again or any 
other game for that matter. 
Greg Burke our Athletic 
Director has assured me that 
steps are being taken in that 

I truly hope that this is the 
case because if I see him again it 
is on. Hats should go off to the 
Demon soccer team for their 
sportsmen like conduct during 
and after the game. They in my 
mind were truly the winners in 
this game on and off the field 
even though they lost the game 
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them on TV back in the '80's and 
then I got to play against the 

And not once was a dull sta- 
tistic brought up, nor was there 
dry cliche about "hitting the 
boards more". It was just a con- 
versation. One that I had envi- 
sioned myself having when I 
became a "big-time" sports 
anchor. Not a conversation I 
thought I'd have on the campus 
of NSU and definitely not with 
one of the greatest players to 
play the game. 

But then again, that's why I 
chose this job. And I guess that's 
true about every major on this 
campus. Whether you want to 
discover a cure for Cancer or 
send a rocket to the moon, at 
some point, you'll remember 
why you want to do what it is 
you want to do. 

It's already happened to me. 
I even got his AUTOGRAPH!! 


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Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Students' voices heard at election polls 

Homecoming court, SGA senators, Mr. and Miss NSU chosen over two week period 

J0N1 Naquin 
Sal'Ci: Reporter 

» The election results are in. 
Within the last two weeks over 
900 students turned out to vote 
for Mr and Miss NSU, 
Homecoming Court and SGA 

Seniors William Broussard 
and Angelique Duhon will 
officially represent the 
Univeristy as this year's Mr. and 
Miss NSU. 

Some of Broussard's many 
ccomplishments include: 
•sity football for the Demons, 
sident of Fellowship of 
hristian Athletes, Rhodes 
olar candidate, Burger King 
Athlete Award winner, featured 
in the August edition of New 

Man Christian magazine, and he 
was also featured in Victory 
Magazine . 

Duhon's honors and 
accomplishments . include: 
Student Government Association 
vice-president 1998-99, 
Louisiana's Vice-Presidents' 
Committee Conference of 
Student Government 
Associations Delegate 1997- 
1998, President Phi Mu 
Fraternity, Greek 1010 
Facilitator, Freshman Connector, 
Homecoming Court 1998, 
Who's Who Nominee, 
Panhellenic Woman of the Year 
1 998 and Gamma Sigma Alpha. 

"In my eyes, Miss NSU is the 
highest honor that a female 
college student can attain at 
Northwestern," Duhon said. "To 


William Broussard and Angelique 
Duhon have been chosen by 
University students to serve as Mr. 
and Miss NSU for the 1999-2000 

year. Approximately 900 students 
voted for Mr. and Miss NSU, 
Homecoming and SGA senator 



be voted Miss 

Not only was Duhon voted 
Miss NSU by the student body, 
she was also voted Homecoming 


"I am excited and deeply 
honored to represent NSU as 
Homecoming Queen and Miss 
NSU" she said. "I know that 

years' from now, I will look back 
on this semester as being one of 
the best times in my life." 

Duhon's Homecoming 
Court includes: Casey Ashley, 
Erin Brown, Virginia Dixon, 
Tasha Jackson, Jaime McElroy, 
Camille Nunez, Allison Nunley, 
Rashunda Sims, and Emily 

"It's an awesome feeling," 
Nunez said. "Because it's 
knowing that the honor was 
given to us by the student body 
and knowing that I am 
representing NSU." 

Nunez is especially looking 
forward to the Homecoming 
Parade, where her dad will drive 
her to the pep rally. 

Allison Nunley is also 
looking forward to the Parade as 

one of the highlights of the 

"I can't wait to ride to the 
pep rally in the car," Nunley 
said. "It's an honor to be 
chosen, and it's even an honor to 
be just nominated. It's the last 
thing I expected." 

Other winners of the 
elections include the new SGA 

The freshmen class senators 
are Sharon Tohline and Shymika 
Stephenson. The new 

sophomore class senators are 
Margaret Vincent and Leanna 
Anderson. The returning junior 
senators are Rusty Broussard 
and Jujuan Allen. The new 
senators-at-large are Sametria 
Samuel and Sarah "Britt" Ulmer. 

o arrested in 
connection with 
motel robberies 

Gregory J. Gf.i.pi 
auce Reporter 

Natchitoches police arrested Cory Oliphant, 
28, of Amanda Drive in Natchitoches and a 1 6- 
year-old juvenile Wednesday for allegedly 
robbing three local motels. 

Police booked the two on one count of 
armed robbery and two counts of second- 
;ree robber}'. Oliphant was also charged 
the- possession of a firearm by a 
convicted felon. 

"We had been robbed once at the Holiday 
Inn in about July and twice at the Best Western 
in the last month," said Jay Sharplin, owner of 
both the Holiday Inn and Best Western. "Other 
than this, we've had no problems." 

The most recent robbery occurred at the 
Best Western around 1 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27. 

"The men were arrested after a tip came 
in to police [Wednesday] afternoon linking 
them to the robberies," the Natchitoches 
police's statement said. 

Sharplin said, "With all of the media 
coverage, they started bragging about it, 
and someone ratted them out." 

In response to the robberies, both Sharplin 
and police have increased security measures. 

"We have added video cameras to both 
motels and the police are patrolling much 
more," Sharplin said. 

Police held the juvenile at the Northwest 
Juvenile Detention Center in Coushatta 
ar td Oliphant at the Natchitoches Parish 
Detention Center. 

No bond has been set because Oliphant 
w as on parole at the time of his arrest. 

"Investigators are certain that other 
charges will come on the other three robberies 
at the other motels as soon as the evidence is 
Sphered," according to a statement issued by 
Natchitoches police. 

University budget in excess of $43 million 

Breakdown of Your Student Self- Assessed 

Joni Naquin 
Sauce Reporter 

Artist Series 


Recreational Complex Fee- 

Seasonal Supplement 


Student Government 




Current Sauce 






Student Drama 


Union Board Drama 


Intramural Fees 


Rodeo Team 


Student Union Programs 




Club Sports 


Student Association 

Speaker Program 


Rowing Team 


Intramural Renovations 




The information regarding the list of 1999-2000 University student-assessed fees was 
provided by the Student Government Association. 

The requested budget for 
the 1999-2000 fiscal year is a 
total of $43,569,397. Every 
dollar of the $43 million has a 
certain spot allocated for it to be 

There are 12 functions for 
the expenditures of the money. 
They include instruction, 
research, public service, 
academic support, student 
services, institutional services, 
scholarships and fellowships, 
plant operation and 
maintenance, E & G 
expenditures, transfers, 
athletics and ACT 971. 

Each function is further 
divided into departments for the 
money to be spent. Each of the 
departments has an 
independent budget of its own. 

For example, the 
department of education falls 
under the instruction function. 
The department has a projected 
budget for the 1999-2000 fiscal 
year of $1,382,159. 

The department is then 
subdivided into more detailed 
expenditures. The first 
expenditure would be 
personnel services. Salaries, 
compensations and benefits fall 
under personnel services. The 
projected total of the salaries is 
about $1,146,389, and the 
compensations projected total is 
around $10,600. Benefits are 
expected to total about 
$208,320. The department of 
education also has operating 
expenses. Operating expenses 
are broken down into three 

smaller categories. They 
include travel at $5,850, 
operating services at $6,375 
and supplies at $4,625. The 
total cost of the support and 
operating expenses comes to 
$16,850. Personnel services 
comes to a total of $1 6,850. The 
totals from personnel services 
($1,365,309) and support costs 
($16,850) equal the total 
expenditures for the education 

Each department has a 
budget that is broken down like 
the education department. The 
only difference is the amount of 
money designated to each 

The second function is 
research. The research function 
also has departments that 
receive a budget. In fact, all 12 
functions have departments and 
detailed expenditures like that 
of the institution function. 

So where do the students' 
fees go? A full-time student in 
1999-2000 pays $825 for 
tuition, $10 for a building use 
fee, $25 for an academic 
enhancement fee and $55 for a 
technology fee. These fees total 
$920. On top of that, a student 
also pays $15 for a student 
records fee, $5 for assessment 
test fees, $60 for a student union 
fee, $15 for the recreational 
complex fee and $1 5 for student 
insurance. These few University 
Assessed Fees come to $ 1 1 0. 

In addition to these fees, 
there are the Student Assessed 

See BUDGET, page 3 

National "Make A 
Difference Day" 

Women's old gym to 
undergo remodeling 


Mary A. Freeman 
Contributing Writer 

Millions of people 
acr oss the country are 
^pected to participate in 

jta ninth annual Make A 
^tference Day on Oct. 23* 
As the largest 
^uminity service event in 
nation, Make A 
; "icrencc Dav encourages 
^dividuals and 
Ionizations to do 
*°Iunteer projects to 
"tprove their communities 
help others in need. 
Rcsia Minshcw, a 
°cial work major and 
P^ticipant - in the event, 
ft °Pcs that many campus 
Or &amzations will 
*8v©lvcd as well. 

11 is a good wav for 
Or 8anizatj ors to ' ^ et 

^volved in the community 



^cognize the needs of 

°thers in Ihe community. 

said Minshew. 

Some people may be 
reluctant to get involved 
because they feel their 
contributions are too small 
to make a difference. 

"Everybody can do 
something to help out," said 
Nikki Walker, social work 
major and participant. "It 
does not have to be 
anything big because every 
little bit helps." 

Ten awards of $10,000 
each will be donated by 
actor Paul Newman and his 
food company to 
outstanding volunteer 
projects. Two awards of 
$2,000 will also be donated 
by Wal-Mart to projects in 
each state. 

Every Wal-Mart store 
offers a' $1000 grant to 
fund a major project or to 
split among several 

The process of renovating the 
old women's gym began Sept. 24. 

That day the University started 
to advertise for bids to remodel' the 
gym. Bids will be accepted on Oct. 
26 at 10 a.m. in the facility plant in 
Baton Rouge, said John E. Winston, 
vice president of University Affairs. 
Construction should be finished in 
November 2000, and the building 
occupied in January 2001. 

"In construction, nothing is 
set in stone," Winston said. "All 
the plans are semi-firm. Money is 
the only thing that can hold us 

The contractors must bid in 
the price range, and the lowest 
responsible bidder will get the 
contract, Winston said. 

The project is funded by the 
government, with a total budget of 
$3.3 million, said Loran Lindsey, 
head of the Physical Plant. 

"We feel confident we have a 
budget we can meet," Lindsey said. 

Included in the budget is 
$135,000 that was used to clean 

and remove asbestos from the 
building, and $200,000 for 
furniture. Insurance is paying for 
construction of a new roof, deck, 
and other items, Winston said. 

According to a press release 
from the University, the fire, which 
occurred in November 1997, 
"...gutted the interior of the 
building," said Bob Hebert, fire 
chief of Natchitoches. "The fire 
began on the first floor of the 
building and worked its way up to 
the roof." 

"The fire might have helped us 
some," Lindsey said. "The 
contractors can see everything 

The gym will hold three 
classroom labs, a seminar room, a 
library, seven private offices, three 
open area offices, one lounge, one 
lecture hall, along with restrooms, 
elevators, mechanical rooms, 
closets, and stairs, Winston said. 
The third floor will remain 

"We'll have another attractive 
old building," Lindsey said. 

Construction should be 
finished by January 200 1 . 

Construction on the old women's gym will 
opened by January 2001. 

Photo by 
begin soon and 

Heath Crawford 
should be 


Page 2 

The Current Sauce 

October 5, 1999 


Rosie visits Shreveport 

The Rosie O'Donneli 
Show featured clips and 
interviews from Shreveport 
during yesterday's broadcast. 

O'Donneli visited Captain 
Shreve High School, where she 
put on a band hat and jacket 
and marched with the band. 
O'Donneli and her film crew 
also visited a card store and 
the Caddo Clerk of Court's 

The visi! was prompted 
when KTBS-TV cancelled 
O'DonnclFs talk show. 
O'Donrtell promised to visit 
the city if KTBS-TV returned 
her show to the air. 

Donkeys blessed before 
trip to Honduras 

A priest blessed 10 
Mammoth Jack donkeys, a 
giant breed of donkey, Sunday 
before the donkeys were sent 
to help victims of Hurricane 
Mitch in Honduras. 

The donkeys will be bred 
with Honduran marcs to 
produce mules capable of 
doing hard labor. 

Heifer Project 
International, a Little Rock- 
based charity, collected the 

Rev. Richard Davis, from 
St. Francis Roman Catholic 
Church of Little Italy, Ark., 
performed the blessing. 

Hurricane Mitch killed 
more than 3,600 people in 
Honduras last October. 

New testimony hurts 

Former Gov, Edwin 
Edwards . and his co- 
defendants received damaging 
news last week as new 
testimony was released. 

Retired state Judge A. 
Foster "Foxy" Sanders 111 pled 
guilty Friday to one of the 43 
counts against him in 
exchange for testimony 
indicting Edwards and his co- 
defendants of making threats 
and bribary. 

Sanders could have faced 
up to 230 years in prison and 
$13 million in fines, but his 
reduced sentence is no more 
than six months in prison and 
a $25,000 fine. 

Expenses mounting 
cleanup effort 


Expenses are mounting in 
the cleanup andj 
decontamination of the! 
Shreveport Festival Plaza. 

Last month's cleanup costs j 
ran more than $120,000, and 
the total cost of the cleanup 
could be $12 million. 

Cleanup occurred during 
the Red River Revel Arts 
Festival, which began last 
month and runs until 
Saturday. The city of 
Shreveport discovered 
contamination in the forms of 
arsenic in the soil and 
undergound tanks leaking 
formaldehyde in August. 

After beginning the 
[cleanup and decontamination 
process, Shreveport officials] 
are hesitant about backing 

Colorado plant explosion 
kills worker 

An explosion and tire 
Sunday at a western Colorado 
construction materials plant 
killed one worker and injured 
another, authorities said. 

A small fire broke out 
near the paint room of the 
Louisiana-Pacific plant at 
about 1:30 P-™., The 
Montrose County Sheriff's 
Office said. 

Commemoration plans underway for deceased University professor 

Larky Collins 
Contributing Writer 

Plans are being made for 
many acts of remembrance in 
dedication to Ms. Liz Caroll, one 
of the most loved and respected 
members of the University's 

Many organizations on the 
campus are set to dedicate 
awards, programs and 
ceremonies for Caroll, who 
passed away June 30. 

"There has been some talk 
of some student groups trying to 
start a scholarship," said Reatha 
Cox, director of New Student 

Cox also said that she could 
not think of any other person in 
recent years that lived the 
University motto of students 
coming first more than Caroll. 

"1 mean, students came 
from as far as Indianapolis for 
her funeral," Cox said. 

Carl Henry, director of the 

Student Union, agreed. 

"She touched a lot of lives, 
and they are giving something 
back," Henry said. 

Caroll (or Ms. Liz, as she 
was affectionately called) had 
been revered as a friend and 
confidant of many students, and 
received many awards such as 
the Student Activities Board's 
Robert W. Wilson Award and 
the Theta Chi Fraternity Helping 
Hand Award. 

"If she would have let them, 

University trash problem improving 

Mary A. Freeman 
Contributing Writer 

The litter problem at the 
University is decreasing. 

"I don't really think it's a 
problem," said Madi Rozas, 
sophomore. "You always see the 
maintenance people around 
cleaning, and I think it helps." 

Other students agree with 

"I think that litter has 
become a decreasing problem 
since I've been here," said Niko 
Tesvich, senator at large. 

"I think it's a decreasing 
problem," said Ryan Slaughter, 
junior. "I've noticed that 
they've started putting more 
trash cans around school. There 
are two new ones in the 
shrubbery near Kyser." 

"I think that the problem is 
mainly cigarette butts around 
Kyser," said Katie Serenbetz, 
freshman. "I think that we need 
more ashtrays. NSU is a pretty 
clean campus besides the 
cigarette butts and an 
occasional cup here or there." 

While the problem of litter 
may be decreasing, it still exists. 

"One of the worst sights 
I've seen in a long time was the 
Sabine, Rapides, and Iberville 
area," Vice-President of 
University Affairs John Winston 
said. "We had to police the area 
twice. People cleaned out their 
cars and dumped their ashtrays 

Photo by Courtney Payne 
Excess trash around the University has been a major problem this fall. 
Recently campus efforts have improved the trash conditions. Outside 
Vic's was a bad spot for litter, but now the area has improved. 




in the parking lot. It shows a 
lack of respect for the school." 

"I think it's a disgusting 
habit," said Regan Slaughter, 

Some of the students and 
staff feel that the continuing 
problem is due to a general 
attitude people have. 

"I think that it's a serious 
problem in the lack of respect 
from students and the general 
public," Winston said, "it's an 
attitudinal problem." 

Some students feel that 
recycling would help. 

tfi> "Voc .afqp, -.1. 

"I feel that Northwestern 
could cut down on the littering 
problem with a recycling 
program," said Regan 

"I am disappointed that we 
don't recycle anymore," Rozas 

"We established a 
recycling program a couple 
years ago," said Winston, "but 
there wasn't a market. It went 
the way of the dinosaurs." 

On average, four tons of 
trash are produced by the 
University daily, said Winston. 


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they would have voted for her 
every year," Cox said. 

This year's Lady of the 
Bracelet pageant will have a 
special dedication to Caroll 
because she was such a 
supporter of the pageant, Henry 

"That was her baby... she 
loved it," said former Lady of 
the Bracelet Chair, Ashlee 

Cox agreed that "she was 
the creative force behind that 
pageant... that was her heart and 

Henry added that the 
annual SAB Lend-A-Hand — 
Give-A-Can program may be 
renamed in honor of Caroll. 

Crooks is working on a 
memorial ceremony involving 
former members of the SAB. 

Over 1,800 attend 
Technology Fair 

Heath Crawford 
Contributing Writer 

"She didn't want us 
[cry]... She wanted all of ^ 
SAB students to have whj| fl $rne 
balloons and do a ballo 
release," Crooks said 

"That's the way she was; j 

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There will also be a speej, profe 
dedication in the next Potpouj, been i 
for Caroll. 

Potpourri reporter 
Reynolds said that she did 
know Caroll, but 
writing the story for 
yearbook, she has come 
understand why students 
her so much. 

Caroll has worked for 
University for years, but 
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Northwestern students 
were "schooled" Wednesday on 
Watson Library's new 
technology during the Library 
Technology Fair. 

The mam purpose ot the 
technology fair was to improve 
both the student's and the 
public's computer literacy level. 

The fair marked the debut 
of unified workstations for 
Watson Library. The students 
are now able to do all their 
searching from one computer 
instead of having to go from one 
computer to another. 

"If you had come to the 
library before to do research 
you would have had to use one 
computer to do the on-line 
catalog in some indexes, then 
another to do the remaining 
indexes," Abbie Landry, 
reference librarian said. "Now 
they're all together on one 

Another advantage of the 
new unified workstations is that 
they offer the new InfoTrac Web 
and the latest version of Lexis- 
Nexis which are both full-text 
databases. These servers also 
offer select journals and 
magazine articles in their 

The library staff gave 
demonstrations on the use of 
these new systems. 

"We're doing 
demonstrations, plus having the 
students do a hands-on exercise 
so we know they at least have an 
idea of what's going on," Landry 



Ada Jarred, director of th H e 
library, said the students toopttendi 
advantage of 

"We trained over 3jj 
students on the nm 
workstations," Jarred said. 

Alter successful comple 
of the demonstration, 
students were allowed 
register for a giveaway with 
new laptop computer as 
prize. The computer 
donated by the Honor Society 
Phi Kappa Phi. 

Though many of 
students went to the library 
to try to win the computer, th 
actual winner was there just 
learn how to use the nfl 
workstations. Amber Cooper, 
sophomore from DeRiddcr, wi 
the winner. 

"I had to learn how to it 
the new computers," Coop 
said. "I was used to the old oii 
I had tried the new ones but 
didn't understand how to 

The original estimate set f( 
attendance were far exceeded 
"The original estimate wi 
for 200 students," Charl 
Gaudin, reference libraru 
said. "We found out mar 
professors wanted to bring the 
classes here to the fair so « 
upped the estimates to 700 
800. It looks like anywha 
from 1500 to 2000 studen 
will be visiting the exhit 
sometime during the day." 

Over 1 ,800 peop 
attended the Librsi 
Technology Fair. 





Photo by Gary Hard*" 
The Jack Clayton Plaza was officially presented last Saturday 
during the half of the Nicholls game. For a complete story, on the 
game, see page 8. 


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& SATURDAY'S AT 11:30 A.M. 



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griscoe named recipient of professorship 

psH Beavers 
Raging Editor 

nt us 

ill of \2 The College of Business has 
ive whfl pained Nat Briscoe the first 
t bailey jecipient of the Business 
leaders Endowed Professorship 
le was; skit the University which totals 
;," Croo|ilOO,000. 

Briscoe, an associate 
e a specj professor of accounting, has 
i Potpouj] #en chosen for his outstanding 
^aching and professional 
ter Ericc performance in his time at the 
ie did in University and his dedication to 
through the professorship for the 
for m greater good of Northwestern, 
come i Briscoe has been a member 
dents lo| f the faculty since 1997. 

Before coming to Natchitoches 
ed for tli jie was on the faculty at the 
;, but ha University of Arkansas and the 
g in tli University of Tampa. He earned 
time sine t master's degree at Florida State 
jnd received his bachelor's 
degree at Memphis State 

As the professorship holder, 
jriscoe will basically be able to 
io whatever he sees fit to 
improve the college of business, 
etor of ft He will concentrate on 
idents too attending conferences with his 
tj. students that will keep them up- 

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to-date on the changes that are 
happening in the accounting 

"This type of activity allows 
an individual to stay up-to-date 
on new trends or ideas that can 
be brought into the classroom," 
Briscoe said. "It is vital that 
students be abreast of what is 
going on in their fields so they 
do not operate in a vacuum. If 
they are not aware of new 
developments, the students will 
not be adequately prepared 
upon graduation." 

Briscoe is also working on 
several research projects that 
will be submitted for 
publication in professional 
journals. He is preparing 
articles on the evaluation of 
businesses for sale, the benefit 
of accounting laboratories and 
the effect of low 
price/earnings ratio on stock 

Briscoe will hold the 
professorship for a year and 
then the College of Business will 
select the second recipient. 
While Briscoe uses his portion 
of the funds for his ideas, the 
interest created from the 
endowment will be used to fund 

classroom projects, instruction, 
faculty research and the 
purchase of needed software 
and hardware. Also, some of the 
interest will be used to further 
fund the professorship. 

Funds for the 

professorship were acquired 
through a series of donations 
totaling $60,000 from a 
variety of businesses and 
individuals concerned with the 
growth and development of 
the University's business 

Ten businesses and 20 
individuals contributed gifts to 
create the professorship. The 
$60,000 was matched with an 
additional $40,000 from the 
Board of Regents Support Fund. 
This is the first professorship at 
NSU created through a series of 
individual gifts. 

"I am grateful to all the 
businesses and individuals who 
helped create this 
professorship," Dr. Caroll D. 
Aby Jr., dean of the College of 
Business, said. "It is becoming 
increasingly difficult to attract 
and retain outside faculty 
without incentives such as 
endowed professorships." 

BUDGET cont'd from page 1 

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Photo by Heath Crawford 

onej Creative arts professor Michael Rorex, Shelly Colvin and Guy Davis hope to bring the wonder of 
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The following companies will be on-campus to 

conduct interviews: 


Thursday, October 7, 1999 

State Farm Insurance 

Thursday, October 14, 1999 (Information Session) 
Friday, October 15, 1999 (Interview) 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 

Thursday, October 21, 1999 


Tuesday, October 26, 1999 

International Telecommunications, Inc. 

Monday, November 15, 1999 (Resume Call) 

Holiday Inn Convention Center 

Tuesday, November 16, 1999 

For more information contact: 
Counseling and Career Services 
Student Union: Room 305 
Phone: 357-5621 

Fees. These equal $133.50. A 
student pays $.75 for Artist 
Series, $5 for the recreational 
complex, $2.25 for the SGA, 
$20 for the Potpourri, $3 for 
the Current Sauce, $1 for 
Argus, $3 for KNWD, $10 for 
student union programs, a 
$.50 Alumni fee, $2 for club 
sports, $1 for the speaker 
program, $2 for the rowing 
team, $1 .00 for the rodeo team 
and $75 for the intramural 

Total fees for a 
nonresident are $1,163.50. 
The fees for in-state residents 
are $2,145 while fees for out- 
of-state residents are 
$3,308.50. Dormitories cost 
$725 for a single room, and a 
meal plan costs about 
$648.00. Lastly, students pay 
$35 for health services. 

This budget report proves 
that, despite popular opinion, 
students actually are getting 
their money's worth out of 

Relax, it's only 
your future we're 
talking about. 

Classes starting soon in Shreveport! 

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GMAT October 24 & December 1 6 
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MCAT Janaury 8 

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Morrison's "book bin" allows students to always be entertained 

Amy Haney 
Contributing Writer 

Students can exchange their 
old recreational reading books 
for new or used ones at the book 
exchange outside room 211 of 
Morrison Hall. 

"There is no limit on 
exchange as long as if you take a 
book, you leave a book," 
Scholar's College professor 
Frasier Snowden said. Set up by 
Snowden, the exchange is open 
for all students and faculty. 

"I hope that it will be self- 
perpetuating," Snowden said, 
stressing the importance of 
paying for books from the 
exchange with other books. "It's 
the honor system." 

Many students are already 
taking advantage of the book 
exchange opportunity. 

"Being able to read new 
books without spending a lot of 
money on them is great," senior 
Mike Boyd said. "Trading in old 
books cuts down on clutter, 

Senior Bruce Bowling plans 
on using the book exchange. 
"There's a lot of peripheral 
interests that I have that I don't 
want to spend a lot of money on, 
so it sounds like a good idea," 
Bowling said. 

Books for the exchange 
were donated by Dr. Eleanor 

Worsley, a 
physician who 
practiced in 
Natchitoches for 
many years. 
When Worsley 
moved from 
Natchitoches, she 
wanted to 
preserve her book 
collection. "She 
was very 
concerned about 
what would 
happen to her 
library," Snowden 
said. Worsley 
offered Snowden 
access to her 
books, and he 
found homes for 
many of them. 

Most of 
Worsley's trade 
provided the 
startup material 
for the book 
exchange. About 
1 ,000 hardback 
volumes were 
donated to Watson 
library, six or 
seven cartons of medical texts 
from the 30's and 40's went to 
the Kate Chopin House for 
display in the physician's office, 
and various other books were 
given to individuals for 

Photo by Deidra Foley 
The "book bin" in Morrison Hall lets students 
exchange their books for new ones. 

their private collections. 

Worsley's varied interests 
created a wide selection of 
books to choose from. Topics 
include fiction, nonfiction, 
history, biography, cooking and 
medical texts. 

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The Current Sauce 

To the beat of a 
different drum 

Jay Lyus 
Sauce Reporter 

Whether NSU is whipping 
the fool out of an arch rival or 
the arch rival is whipping the 
fool out of NSU, one thing 
makes the game completely 
bearable- The Spirit of 
Northwestern Marching Band. 

At the heart of the band is a 
separate group that is partly 
responsible for making the 
band sound so good. It is the 
NSU Marching Percussion Line. 

The percussion line, aka 

"Drum Line," is the very heart 
and soul of the Spirit of 
Northwestern. It encompasses 
not only the snare drums, base 
drums and quads but also the 
symbols and xylophones. 

According to Ken Green, a 
percussion professor and 
coordinator of the percussion 
line, the sole purpose of the 
percussion line is to provide a 
stable tempo the band wants to 

In his own words, "Our job 
is to serve the band." 

And serve the band it does. 

The 37 members of the 
percussion line practice with 
the band from 3-5 p.m. on 

Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday. They practice by 
themselves for one hour on 
Tuesday and Thursday 

"I try to keep it to that 
amount of time, because 
academics are what should 
come first," said Green about 
the amount of time the group 
spends practicing. 

Green is very serious when 
he talks about the members 
maintaining their academic 
skills. He set up a study session 
every Tuesday and Thursday 
night for the members. They 
must attend one of these 
sessions each week.This idea 

photo by Heath Crawford 

Members of the NSU Percussion Ensemble practice their half-time music before a practice. This year 
the ensemble, under the direction of Kenneth Green, is 37 members strong. 

was copied from a program he 
liked when he was a percussion 
instructor at the University of 

The group practices are 
enough to blow you across 
Chaplain's Lake. The sounds of 
the drums and other percussion 
instruments by themselves on 
Tuesday and Thursday 
afternoon are often enough to 
rival the entire band. 

When listening to the 
group, the realization of how 
much the percussion ensemble 
contributes to the band really 
starts to set in, especially on the 

musically illiterate. 

Many people might think 
that the rewards are not great 
enough to keep the members of 
the percussion line motivated 
about their work. 

The truth is, though, the 
members of the line love what 
they do, and if it's hard, so 
what? Take for example, senior 
member Catherine Ackerman 
who plays the snare drum. 

"I've been playing the snare 
drum since the fifth grade, and 
I'm a senior music education 
major now," said Ackerman. "I 
play because I love it, and 

anything worth having is going 
to take time." 

The percussion line, and for 
that matter the band, has not 
always been as good as it is 

Before Bill Brent arrived at 
NSU and hired Green to recruit 
and rebuild the line, the 
percussion line was dragging 
behind with only about three or 
four members. 

Today the line and the 
band, at 300 members, is one of 
the most respected in the 

Meussa A. Robertson 
Features Editor 

Demon football. 

Ain't it great? 

Accompanied with the 
smell of barbecue, a cold beer 
and a slight rest from the 
hellish Louisiana weather, it's 
everything an Ail-American 
girl, like myself, could want. 

This semester, my 
colleagues in the student media 
and I decided to take part in 
that ever popular pre-game 
event - tailgating. 

For someone who has spent 
many pre -games with a music 
flip folder in her hand instead 
of a beer, tailgating is a new 

And, boy, is if a great one. 

At Saturday's pre-game 
festivities, my friends, family 
and I had the pleasure of 
tailgating beside a crew of 
Nicholl's fans. 

That's right, folks. I write 
"the pleasure." 

In the span of a few hours 
these guys, the enemies, 
managed to cook a feast that 
made our barbecue pit look like 
a boy scout's kindling 

Never mind that the head 

cook owns "Bubba's Bar and 
Grill," voted No. 1 bar and grill 
in the world. (It's in 
Thibodeaux by the way.) 

But, it was more than the 
food. The second these guys 
arrived, they approached us 
and demanded we join them for 
a true Cajun feast. 

Talk about Southern 

Unfortunately, that 
hospitality does not seem to 
extend to those right here in 

My excitement of the later 
stomping of the Colonels was 
somewhat marred by a pre- 
game incident that was, to say 
the least, saddening. 

Miserable from the 
excessive amounts of Cajun 
cuisine we ate, my friends and I 
put a halt to our tailgating and 
lazed on a nearby hill awaiting 
the game. 

We chatted about the 
weather, the mighty Demons 
and the enormous amounts of 
food we had consumed, when, 
out of the corner of my eye, I 
saw a suspicious looking fellow 
sneaking around my 
boyfriend's pickup truck. 

Much to my surprise, this 
fellow, expressing his obvious 
disregard for Southern 
hospitality, proceeded to dump 
his trash in the bed of the truck. 

No, I thought to myself, 

surely I did not see this. 

Perhaps this guy mistook 
the truck for his own. Or 
perhaps he tripped and 
accidently dropped the trash in 
the truck. Fearing a fight with 
the truck's owner, perhaps the 
guy decided to leave the trash 
rather than cause a problem. 

Any of these would be 
preferable to the truth. 

The guy was a rude, 
arrogant slob, who figured we 
Non-Greeks wouldn't care 
about he and a few of his 
buddies trashing up a stranger's 

Think again. 

How sad that the 
opponents show more 
hospitality than our fellow 

Before I offend everyone, I 
do want to express my 
gratitude to the other Greek 
tailgaters, who treated us like 
old friends, handing us pom- 
pons, offering food, beer and 
any other resources available. 

Unfortunately, one bad 
apple spoils the bunch. 

Tailgating should be an 
experience enjoyed by all. It 
should entail having a 
boisterous spirit in preparation 
for the upcoming game. 

Why spoil it with a blatant 
disregard for others 

Bottom line, guys - keep it 

300 strong. . . and still 


Stephanie Danby 
Sauce Reporter 

The Spirit of Northwestern 
appears to be changing right 
before our eyes. 

When the band marched 
onto the field for 
the first time 
this year, the 
increase in its 
size was 

The record- 
breaking 300 
total members 
make this year's 
Spirit of 
the largest band 
in the history of 
the University. 
And according 
to Bill Brent, 
Director of the 
Spirit of Northwestern 
Marching Band, their talent is 
as big as their size. 

"When we, the directors, 
started noticing what a talented 
class this was going to be, we 
decided that we would see what 


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band," Brent said. "So we made 
several changes and several new 

The new uniforms are 
among the most noticeable 

The old uniform has 
undergone a "fashion face- lift" 
right down to the emblem, and 

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The 300 member Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band 
practices three days a week for two hours. The 1999 Marching 
Band is the largest in university history. 

the cape is back by popular 
demand in a new and improved 

"Other than the cape, it's 
totally different from anything 
that we've worn around here," 
Brent said. 

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uniforms, the band 
received new 
uniforms, wind suits and 1 
weight canvas ponchos for 
price of $118,000. 

"Last year, we didn't 1 
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The Current Sauce 

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Garth should stick to being Garth, not Gaines 

Raechal Leone 
A&E Editor 

/ Okay, here it is, but first let 
say that this is going to hurt 
■ne as much as it will hurt 
pther die-hard fans of Garth 
(rooks; I hated the Chris Gaines 
iflnim, at least the first time I 
jstened to it. I guess I just 
jxpected a little too much from 
country music's biggest super - 
, |jar because usually when 
[;arth Brooks promises some- 
jiiiig to his fans, he delivers, 
^ w t not this time. 

Critics and many fans won- 
W I jered if Garth was nuts when 
^ l, e promised to make a rock 

,lt>um under the pseudonym of 
Chris Gaines, but I, for one, was 
w fornu pccited. I pride myself on being 
ind als ,fan of many diverse styles of 

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albums, a rock one would be 
even better. Well, if this album 
had any clearly rock and roll 
songs, I'm sure they would have 
been fabulous. Unfortunatley, 
the image that Capitol Records 
has conjured up and displayed 
in the CD liner notes for the 
fictional Gaines could not be 
any father from his music. 

According to press releases 
from the internet and the liner 
notes, Gaines is a 32 -year-old 
native of Australia who 
released his first album with 
the band Crush in 1986. Crush, 
composed of Gaines, Marc 
Obed and Gaines' best friend, 
Tommy Levitz, was an instant 
success, but broke up in late 
1 986 when Levitz died in a 
plane crash. Suppossedly after 
the devestation of losing his 
best friend, Gaines holed up 
some where and vowed never 
to make music again. 
Flashforward to 1 989, when he 

released the first of five solo 
albums, which, of course, all 
became huge monster success- 
es. Don't you wish we could all 
make up a whole new life for 
ourselves where we were rich 
and famous and had the num- 
ber one song all the time? 

Wow, the record comapny 
did a hell of a job creating the 
typical angst-ridden rock star 
personna for Gaines; they did 
so good, in fact, that they forgot 
to make the songs match the 
new man. A picture of a Gaines 
album cover pictures Gaines 
with two girls licking his body, 
and another has him laying in 
the middle of a woman's 
(ahem) chest area. Gaines is 
trying to establish an image like 
Tommy Lee, with the music of a 
mellow Eric Clapton. The image 
and life history of Gaines is 
definitely a departure from 
good ole' boy Garth Brooks, but 
the songs are screaming his 


"It Doesn't Matter to the 
Sun" is already getting airplay 
on country stations and is what 
I would consider classic Garth. 
"Digging for Gold" and "Snow 
In July" are also very twangy 
and country, the titles don't 
even sound anything like a rock 
song. There are even bluesy 
songs like "Way of the Girl" 
and perhaps the most bizarre 
song I've ever heard in my life, 
Gaines' version of the classic 
"Right Now" in which he uses 
spoken rhymes for the verses 
and a down-home version of 
the original chorus, but I still 
heard no signs of a rock song. 

The closest Gaines comes 
even to light pop on this album 
is most likely the current pop 
single "Lost In You" and "That's 
the Way I Remember It," an 
upbeat, cheerful tune slightly 
reminiscent of John 
Mellencamp's days as John 

Cougar Mellencamp. "My Love 
Tells Me So," Crush's big hit 
from 1986 probably wouldn't 
have made a dent in the real 
life Billboard charts in that 
year, much less been a smash 
hit, but "Main Streef'is more 
believeable as a hit for Gaines, 
with a soothing beat and lyrics 
about leaving a small town. 
Another one of the few songs t 
totally absent of any traces of 
country and western, "Maybe", 
was written, according to 
Gaines, to be similar to a 
Beatles song and lives up to its 

Actually, there were several 
enjoyable songs on the album 
when I thought of them as 
Garth Brooks'songs, I just found 
it unbelieveable that someone 
with the dark, hard-core per- 
sonality of Chris Gaines would 
sing, much less write, songs like 
these. I find it simply unbelieve- 
able that these songs are the 

work of a man who has photo- 
graphs of he and scantily- clad 
women in compromising posi- 
tions on the covers of his 
albums. However, if I throw 
away the liner notes and pic- 
ture the great Garth Brooks 
belting each of these songs out, 
my opinion of the CD improves 
considerably. In other words, I 
do not and probably never will 
consider myself a fan of Garth 
Brooks as Chris Gaines, but I 
am still a huge fan of Garth 
Brooks as Garth Brooks. 

Make sure to read the 
Features section of the Current 
Sauce next week when Josh 
Green becomes "Sebastian 
Reid.." Features editor Melissa 
Robertson will make him over 
and trail him for a day to see 
how his life chnges. Let's hope 
he fares better than Garth did 
in his reinvention of himself. 

Theatre program raises curtain for "Cinderella" tonight 

Photo by Heath Crawford 

[he NSU Theatre Department will present Rodger's and 

lammerstein's "Cinderella" tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the A.A. 
redricks Auditorium. From left are Shelley Colvin of Winnfield as 
Snderella, and Guy Davis of Baton Rouge as the Prince. 

Raechal Leone 
A&E Editor 

They've been preparing for 
weeks, and tonight the curtain 
will rise for the NSU Theatre 
program's production of 
Rodgers and Hammerstein's 
"Cinderella"at 7:30 p.m. in the 
A. A. Fredericks Auditorium. 

After weeks of strenuous 
rehearsals every night and 
working to pull every little detail 
together, the cast feels that they 
are ready to perform. 

"I feel like we've had 
enough time to get all the chore- 
ography together and to refine 
the characters," Guy Davis of 
Baton Rouge, who plays the 
character of the Prince, said. 

Jenna Westbrook of Broken 
Bow, Okla., who portrays the 
Stepmother explained, "Our 
rehearsals are run very effi- 
ciently, a lot of us came in from 
Summer Stock jobs real late. We 
rehearse pretty much every 
night from 7-10:30 and on 
Sundays from 2-5 p.m. and then 

again from 7-10:30 p.m." 

Performances will also be 
held tomorrow and Oct. 8-9 at 
7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 10 at 2 
p.m. With a performance sched- 
ule like that, most people would 
be nervous, but not Shelley 
Colvin of Winnfield, who will 
star in the title role of 

"I don't get nervous because 
we rehearse for such a long 
period of time that when you get 
out there you're like a machine 
sort of, you just do it," Colvin 
said. "But this show is probably 
one of the biggest shows we've 
done in a long time as far as sets, 
costumes, music and just the 
overall picture." 

Laura West of Cottonport, 
who plays the Queen, agrees 
that "Cinderella" is bigger than 
the average NSU Theatre 
Department show. "The set and 
everything in this show is big 
and glamorous, very intense. All 
••the basic storyline is there, just 
with a couple of flourishes. 
Some of the character types 

Three Nutty Crackers, three familiar faces 

The funk band Three 
utty Crackers performed for 
ull house Saturday night at 
taudion's Pizza Pub. 

Composed of Jeff 
r ilson on drums, Patrick 
irdelon on guitar and Doug 
J y on bass, Three Nutty 
rackers (aka, 3NC) moved the 
towd to dance from the first 
tog onward. 

"I love it when people 
l "ce," Gay said. "It's the best 

Gay's funky bass lines, 
'''son's rapid drum beats and 
^delon's upbeat guitar riffs 
F a combination hard to 
S ' S L Three Nutty Crackers 
formed original music and 
^ notable covers as "Brick 
"•se" and "Play That Funky 
"sic," sometimes with the 
^ of other musicians from 
' e audience. 

The freedom to impro- 
e and invite other musicians 
P6 stage make Beaudion's a 

favorite place to play, the 
bandmates agreed. 

"All our friends come 
up and jam," Wilson said. 

"We want to promote 
that, to be known as a town of 
musicians," Gay added. 

Wilson, Gay and 
Bordelon's impressive syn- 
chronicity was polished while 
they made music together in 
other bands. Gay and Bordelon 
were bandmates in the local 
bands Voodoo Groove and 
Child, and Wilson joined them 
in the band Velvet Elvis. 

Three Nutty Crackers 
was formed in fun, Gay said. 
Playing together began as a 
break from rigid set lists, a 
chance to improvise and 
experiment. The sound they 
developed fell into the groove 
of jazz/funk, and they decided 
to share their music with an 

"We officially started 
playing under the name Three 
Nutty Crackers in early July," 
Gay said. 

Since then, the band 

has played in Lake Charles at 
Dave's Pub and at Beaudion's 
Pizza Pub locally. They will 
continue to perform at 
Beaudion's monthly and occa- 
sionally at Dave's Pub. Look 
for flyers on campus for their 
upcoming performance dates. 

The members of Three 
Nutty Crackers continue to 
explore other avenues of musi- 
cal expression. 

"We have all been in 
the music business and work- 
ing... to build a solid founda- 
tion as professional musi- 
cians," Bordelon said. 

All senior music majors 
at the University, Bordelon 
plays guitar, trombone and 
piano or keyboard. The drums 
are Wilson's and Gay's favorite 
musical avenue, they said, 
though Gay is also a talented 
bassist, as is exhibited in 3NC. 

After Saturday night's 
performance, Three Nutty 
Crackers could very well start 
drawing the unique crowds 
that have eluded other local 

^atchitoches-Northwestern Symphony 
fenestra kicks off season Thursday 

T he Natchitoches- 
lrt hwestern State University 
'Phony Orchestra will begin 
lr 1999-2000 season with a 
concert Thursday at 7:30 
in Prather Coliseum. The 
:rt will mark the debut of 
llJ ctor Scott York and will 
lre tenor Michael Rorex, an 
tent professor of music at 

|G, enet "al admission tickets 
Lj, 3 - Table seating is available 
L " e Coliseum floor at $ 1 5 per 
Li " or $30 per couple. 
lb] 68 of ei S h t are $120 and 
*°f 10 are $150. 



program will include 
H si C b y James Horner, who did 
*\ ■ '° r '^ ms including 

^ n films 
■L >" "Dances with 
es " and "Apollo 13" and 

John Williams who did the 
music for "ET." 

The orchestra will also per- 
form "Over the Rainbow," 
Johan Strauss' "Radetzky 
March," Dvorak's "Carnival 
Overture," "El Capitan," and 
selections from "West Side 
Story," and "My Fair Lady" 
along with an Irving Berlin 
Symphonic Portrait. 

"It will be a collection of 
both classical popular music 
and popular classical music," 
said York, who came to 
Northwestern in August from 
Norman, Okla., where he was 
working on a doctorate at the 
University of Oklahoma. "We 
want to do a little bit of every- 
thing, tunes that people will 
recognize. People will enjoy this 
concert whether they remember 
Broadway shows from the past 

or just contemporary film 

York was the assistant 
conductor for the Lucca Opera 
Festival in Lucca, Italy and 
music director and founder of 
the Northeast Texas Symphony. 
He is continuing his position as 
conductor of the Longview 
Opera Company, a position he 
has held for six years. He has 
also worked with the Baton 
Rouge Symphony, Shreveport 
Opera Company, Monroe 
Symphony and the Louisiana 
Youth Orchestra. York 
holds a bachelor's in Music 
Education from East Texas State 
University and a master's in 
conducting from the Eastman 
School of Music. 

For reservations, contact 
Linnye Daily at 352-7970. 

aren't what the audience would 
expect, there are a few little 
twists," she said. 

"Even Cinderella is a little 
different than she was in the 
Walt Disney version," said 
Darcy Malone of New Orleans, 
who plays the Godmother. 

In fact, many of the cast 
members agree that their ver- 
sion of "Cinderella" differs con- 
siderably from the extremely 
popular Walt Disney version of 
the fairy tale. However, they all 
still used words such as "magi- 
cal", "fantastical" and "fairy 
tale" when describing what the 
audience should expect. 

"The audience should really 
expect sheer spectacle and a lot 
of fun," West said. 

"This is a show that will 
appeal to every age group," 
Colvin said. She also explained 
that though the main character 
will be slightly different, she will 
not be too different from the 
fairy tale Cinderella everyone 
loves, just a little smarter. 

"She's not naive, but very 

intelligent, sweet and pure," she 
said. "I think her character is 
still relevant today because a lot 
of girls don't get to express their 
true selves or give everything 
they are capable of giving. 
Hopefully this will inspire some 
of the kids at the performances 
we do for schools to keep on 
dreaming and keep on hoping 
and that maybe their dreams 
can come true." 

Other members of the cast 
will include Sabrina Plaisance of 
Morgan City as Portia, Annie 
Fackler of Lafayette as Joy and 
Jordan Paul of Cincinati as the 

Also in the cast will be Colin 
Trahan of Covington as the 
King, Correy West of Lewisville, 
Texas as Luigi, the Steward and 
Adam Gage of Orange, Texas as 
Pierre the Chef. 

Other members of the cast 
are Sheera Merrill of Coushatta 
as Grandma and Dana Duhon of 
Abbeville as a sloppy teenager. 

For ticket information call 
(318) 357-6891. 


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October 5, 191 


Letters to the editor 

Hazing article found unacceptable 

In last week's edition of 
The Current Sauce, someone 
wrote a column about hazing. 
After reading it I instantly felt a 
need to respond. 

Anybody involved in any 
organization knows the 
University hazing policy. Chris 
Conway's column directly 
contradicts University policy. 
For instance, the University 
says that kidnapping is a bad 
thing, whereas Mr. Conway 
thinks it is acceptable. 

Mr. Conway distinguishes 
between two types of hazing, 
one being OK, and the other 


How should the University 
make the distinction between 
acceptable and unacceptable 
hazing? I got if. How about this 
for an offiicial stance? A frat 
may spank a pledge on the 
buttocks, but only fo the point 
that the pledge's buttocks 
become a rosy color. Anything 
beyond that is hazing. 

Now that is a great hazing 

OK, so maybe some guys 
are into that spanking thing fo 
each his. own. For what it's 
worth, I'll spank you, and I'll 

beat the lowest price of any 

As far as other forms of 
hazing go, please explain this 
to me again. How does dressing 
preppy, drinking alcohol, and 
abstaining from carrying trays 
strengthen brotherhood? 

The last time that I 
abstained from anything was 
Lent. Maybe abstaining from 
talking to women produces the 
same effect as that, but 
probably not 

Yeah, he's a real brother he 
didn't talk to a woman for two 
weeks. Hmmm. 

Frats are social 
organizations, right? Yeah, i 
wanna party >vith that guy 
because he abstains from using 
frays in the cafeteria. Woo hool 
He's a real party animal. I bet 
he gets lots of chicks. 

Regardless of what you 
might think of hazing, the 
University makes a firm stance 
against hazing in all cases. 

By overlooking hazing in 
any form, the University invites 
a tragedy, as like at LSU two 
years ago, to happen here. 

Greg Gelpi 

Policies for letters to the editor 

The opinions expressed in this section do not necessarily 
reflect those of The Current Sauce, department of 
journalism, university or your mama. 

All articles submitted for publication must be turned in onj 
disk saved as a TEXT only file and accompanied with a 
printed copy. Each letter must be signed. 

The staff reserves the right to make any editorial desicion 
regarding which letters are used. 

Letters will not be edited for content. All letters are subject 
to be shortened when space restrictions apply. 

Any questions regarding letters to the editor should be 
directed to Shawn at 357-5384. 

'Trashy' students hurt campus 

'ScootergirP banned 
from parking lot 

Letter to the Editor 

I would like to take my time 
to express my disgust and 
disappointment with the new 
Greek pledge classes, returning 
fraternity and sorority 
members, and our student body 
who commit the 

"environmental crime" that I 
am about to mention. 

At a university where 
students' money is constantly 
spent for campus beautification 
purposes, I constantly witness 
the opposite occurring. I AM 
PEOPLE. I understand that 
there will be your typical 
student trash (which I will 
address in a moment and can be 
eliminated if we all worked 

together), but I feel I must point 
my finger at the Greeks whom I 
have seen firsthand and 
purposefully litter our campus 
in the last 2-3 weeks. 

First, there was the Kappa 
Alpha — Tri-Sigma water fight. 
I had no problem with the 
water guns. They were 
immature, but maybe some 
folks have a lot of growing up to 
do. My problem was the water 
balloons. Did anyone see KA 
and Tri-Sigma cleaning up 

afterwards? I think not. 

Then, there was the A O Pi 
and Pi Kappa Phi silly string 
fight. Did they clean up the 
mess they made? Hell no! I bet 
there is still pie from their pie 
fight still lying around the site 
where the fight took place. 
How sad is that? 

However, I would like to 
praise the wonderful staff of 
ARAMARK who cleans up these 
messes because most of them 
occur inside and outside of 
their establishments. 
ARAMARK, thank you for 
caring about how your place of 
employment looks, and I'm 
sorry that our students that 
patronize your business do not 
care about how their university 
looks. Thanks also to janitorial 
staffs throughout campus who 
patiently deal with this matter 
daily. You are to be commended 
on your efforts. 

Also, to the fraternities and 
sororities who do NOT 
contribute to the trashing of 
our campus, I salute you. I do 
not mean to directly insult all of 
the Greek system. Those whose 
description fit my letter know 
who they are. 

I find it so hypocritical that 
the very Greek organizations 

who are supposed to promote 
and take pride in NSU are the 
ones trashing it. I bet if you 
went around the outside or in 
any one of the Greek houses 
that are doing this, you would 
find it immaculately clean. 
Why can't they take pride in the 
rest of our university's campus? 
The very people who are so 
interested in doing community 
service and are seeking ways to 
help people can find plenty to 
do right under their nosesl 
They could clean up our 
campus since they are the ones 
that are destroying the little 
beauty that is trying to shine 
through the muck. Help our 
fellow students who have to see 
this all the time and yourselves 
by doing some of your 
community service here at NSU. 

Now, on to the general 
student body... I implore you to 
take pride in your school and its 
campus. Are you ever 
embarrassed when visiting 
secondary schools and other 
universities see how ugly our 
campus is? I know I am, but I 
cannot clean it all up alone. 
Please do not throw your trash 
from you car onto the asphalt of 
the parking lots. Keep a trash 
bag in your car. I know we are 

all lazy, me included, but it does 
not expend too much energy to 
put it in a bag and throw it in a 
trash can. To the residents of 
Rapides and Sabine dorm, I 
know the place where you 
reside is disgusting and 
decrepid, but please show your 
apathy and disgust in other, 
more constructive ways. Your 
parking lots look like $*&@III 
People who get take-out orders 
from Iberville, Vic's, or 
Rendezvous (or even off- 
campus) and food or drinks at 
sports functions: PLEASE utilize 
the many trash cans that have 
been stationed throughout 
campus. This is what they are 
there for. 

The very students that 
complain about how high their 
fees are can help lower them. 
How? Help NSU in their 
beautification process. Your 
student dollars would be better 
spent if there was no need to 
clean YOUR trash up. 

Help take pride in your 
university and not only will you 
feel better about yourself and 
your school, others will follow 
in your example. 

M. — Junior 

Editor's note: While it is not the practice of The Current Sauce to print letters to the editor unsigned, I have decided to 
allow this person to maintain their anonymity. This decision is based on previous experiences with letters dealing with 
greeks. Particularly, a letter was written about Tri Sigmas a couple of years ago which caused the writer endless harrassment. 

I face many challenges in 
my life every day because of a 
disability. Since I am physically 
disabled, it takes me twice as 
long to accomplish the small 
things. However, coming to 
college has been an enormous 
amount of freedom that I have 
never had before in my life. 
Sometimes, though, there are 
certain challenges I don't feel I 
should have to face. Last 
Thursday, I had an experience 
with a member of the 
University's faculty that no 
competent person in a 
wheelchair should face. As I 
was crossing one of the parking 
lots on my way to Kyser Hall for 
class, a faculty member stopped 
me in her car and informed me 
that I was not to go into that 
parking lot anymore. She stated 
that I was to go on the sidewalks 
from now on. She also said that 
she had reported me before and 
was warning me that if I did not 
stop going to the parking lot, 
that she would report me again. 

After this encounter, I 
thought of several things I 
could have said had I not been 
so upset at the time. One of the 
first questions that came to 
mind was "who exactly did she 
report me to"? As I was 
speaking with her, I tried to 
explain that anyone could get 
hit by a car. What about the 
people who walk? She 
explained that there are no 
rules for them. Well, I told her 
that there aren't for me either. 

That I can't walk, so I use m» 
scooter to get where I need h 
go. Besides, the sidewalks aren 1 
exactly perfect. I do think t 
the people working 
construction have done a goodl 
job to fix them. But, sirn 
people walk and ride bikes 
through this parking lot, I dontj 
see why I couldn't ride my 
scooter through it. Even though 
I am physically disabled, I am 
21 years old and perfectly 
capable of watching the roads 
when I am driving. I believe that 
this woman had absolutely no 
right to tell me I can't 
somewhere on campus. I to! 
her that I watch where I 
going. She asked me how corn 
she had almost hit me twice 
told her I didn't knoJ 
Personally, I'm thinking thai 
maybe she should get her eye] 

I would understand if she wJ 
expressing concern, but thai 
woman was telling me not to a 
in the parking lot as if she wea 
my mother and I were a lilts 
child. I do not appreciate tha] 
Talk to me like what I am: 
competent adult. I think th 
would be all anyone would as( 
of someone. I will be using thi 
parking lot like I have done fd 
the past three, going on fomj 
years. If you have a comment, 
please let me know. My emal 
address * 
scooterg irl2 1 @hot 
Thank you. 
Heather Pat ton 

A UiVi 

Students unhappy with leader's response to voting issue 

To Whom It May Concern: 

As a full time student at 
Northwestern State 
University, I feel it is my 
privilege and duty to speak 
out on the things that 
concern me as a student and 
a person. Recently, The 
Current Sauce printed an 
article expressing the 
editor's views on a petition 
the African American 
initiated to express 
dissatisfaction with the 
location of the voting booths. 
As a resident of Rapides Hall, 
I found the petition to be 
welcomed and admirable in 
its attempt to make voting 
more assessable for all 
students. I was appalled when 
the editor demeaned the 
purpose behind the petition. 
He failed to recognize that a 
diverse group of students, not 
just African American, dine 
in Iberville Dining Hall. I felt 
that the editor, also holding 
the title of Student 
Government Association 
President, completely 
misinterpreted the voice of 
the student body. His view 
was limited in the aspects of 
the purpose and the objective 
of the petition. I hope that he 
will, in the future, think 
before he speaks and realize 
that he not only represents 
himself, but as a voice of the 
students. I hope the irrational 
decision on the part of the 
editor does not foreshadow 
any future occurrences. 

Thank you, 
Derrick P. Britt 

To The Editor, 

Being a student and active 
member of the African 
American Caucus, I can not 
help but to express my 
dissatisfaction with an article 
published in the Current Sauce, 
on the date of September 28, 
1999. The article was in 
reference to a petition started 
by the African American 
Caucus to persuade the Student 
Government Association to 
alter the location of the voting 
booths. I have a few questions 
and comments that I would like 
to acknowledge. 

First, I would like to know 
how long and how many people 
does it take to get our point 
across? Shawn Hornsby, SGA 
President, stated that, " If more 
students were asking for the 
polls to be moved, someone 

might be more willing to 
listen." Shawn Hornsby, aren't 
you that someone that we, the 
student body, should be asking 
to get things changed? I not 
only think that was a sarcastic 
remark, but it really goes to 
show that you only think of this 
matter as an acute situation. 

Second, you stated that you 
want to leave the polls in the 
Student Union to build 
consistency. The voter turnout 
was a very low percentage of 
the student populous. Is that 
the kind of consistency that you 
want to continue? If anything, 
you, being the governing voice 
of the student body, should 
want students to participate 
more and do everything in your 
power to adhere to the 

demands of the students. I also 
would like to point out, that I 
totally agree with having voting 
at the Student Union and at 
Iberville. Hornsby pointed out 
that there is not enough 
manpower to transport the 
booths. I could be mistaken, 
but the SGA are not literally 
transporting the booths 
themselves. There are trained 
professionals who specialize in 
this, namely the employees at 
this school whose job 
description falls under this 
category. That is their job, 
right? Moving on. 

Third, the opinions in this 
article, save from the editor, are 
all African American. African 
Americans are not the school. 
We have a variety of ethnic 
backgrounds on campus. I 
believe that more diverse 
opinions should have been 

questioned. Rapides and Sabine 
are not housed completely by 
African Americans. What do 
the others have to say? 

Next, I would like to point 
out that Shawn Hornsby being 
SGA President and The Current 
Sauce head man, has a great 
deal of authority on issues that 
affect the students. For 
example, the AAC inquired 
about publishing their meeting 
schedule in the Campus 
Connections feature in the 
newspaper. How ironic that a 
student association that is built 
to educate and guide the 
students were not allowed to do 
so on the basis of lack of space. 
On the other hand, here comes 
a sorority behind the AAC with 
a message to their sisters that in 
no way reflected a necessary 
publication. Now who says 
what goes in or out.. .Shawn 

Hornsby! This is entirely 
much power given to onfl 
individual, especially when thai] 
person is also SGA President. 

Last, but not least and mi 
important, "IN HIE KF.Al 
WORLD," when citizen* Try t 
register to vote, voting I fix 
machines are placed ij wk 
convenient locations for thl Shaw 
citizens. At the SGA mee,il »'E4i^ 
they discussed the traI jj 
associated with the polls, ^jmk 
is it that even in the spaciot | j a < 
Student Union, I found my* M ana 
having to say "Excuse me!" a" p|; 
"Sorry, didn't mean to -tor :! 
your foot." We only have t»< *«iisi 
voting machines jn **cati 
approximately 9,000 student 
so what is the difference if *" 
had voting in Iberville. 

Toni T. Davis 

This letter is a reminder to 
some and a revelation to others. 
The "S" in SGA stands for 
accountable to the students. All 
students! Hornsby gave a 
statement in the September 28, 
1999 issue of the Current 
Sauce that, "if more students 
were asking for the polls to be 
moved, someone might be more 
willing to listen." The key word 
in the whole statement is 
"might." This suggests there is 
no guarantee that any students' 
complaints will be heard. The 
SGA has an obligation as a 
student funded governing body 
to listen, to any students' 
grievances. Once again, we 
remind you that they (SGA) are 
accountable to you because 

they function on your money! 

Furthermore, the student 
population should not be 
willing to accept the compelling 
excuses for not moving the 
polls. The excuses given were 
not argumentatively sound. 
Hornsby said that, "there was 
not enough manpower to move 
the booths back and forth." Is 
he suggesting that the students 
move the booths? Did it ever 
occur to the him or the board 
that they could get the NSU 
employees, who constantly 
move heavy items all over 
campus, to assist in this project. 
A closer look will reveal that the 
booths are equipped with 
wheels. No heavy lifting 
involved (hint, hint)! 

Another weak excuse for 

not moving the booths is "in the 
real world, citizens must make 
an effort to vote". He goes on to 
say "the same principle held 
true on this campus". Well, in 
the real world, the government 
makes every attempt to make 
voting convenient and 
accessible. In fact, each area 
has a specific location in which 
they must go to cast a vote. 
Hence, the voting booths are 
strategically placed throughout 
the electoral districts. 

Once qgain, this is not a 
black or white issue - this is a 
fairness issue. It has become so 
easy for people to focus on 
someone's ethnicity rather than 
their argument. You should 
examine the validity of what we 
are saying not the color of our 

skin. In fact, many of the 
students who signed the 
petition were not African 
Americans. This is an issue of 
fairness. Furthermore, statistics 
will show that honor court is 
usually comprised of white 
greek females. This excludes 
white non greek females and 
minorities. Last year is an 
perfect of example of this. The 
1998 honor was comprised of 
six people from Sigma Sigma 
Sigma and four from Phi Mu. 
So, once again we say this is not 
a race issue. 

In addition, we asked for 
help from people who visit the 
Student Union frequently 
because they eat in one of the 
dining facilities or have to 
handle business there. Even 


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though they regularly visit «* 
Student Union, they were ^ 
to realize that it is a fairn^ 
issue. Why is it that the 
could not realize this? 

In fact, why did we ne<*> 
petition? 'Our ele<^ 
leadership should be concern 
about making changes to be 
our systems. We can , 
continue to do things the san 
way if that way 
productive. The fact 
usually have a low voter 
out based on the actual stu fl ^ 
population is proof thai 
need to make changes. 

This is simply a 

Jamiia Alaxie 
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Ooh, The letters are flowing like wine. You are all pretty sexy. And I 
will repay with sexy advice. You will get some mad 
advice. Nude advice. Advice straight from the penis. 

Dear Tony the lonely, 
I have a problem and I don't feel like wasting my time with losers, such as 
\xyvt Live with Delilah, so 1 figured that I'd write to someone who actually 
has a clue You see I'm what ail the chicks refer to as "a nice guy." Yes, I 
have been doomed to a life of being a good friend, buying dinner, listening 
to stories about frat guys being doing stupid stuff (A.K.A. being 
themselves), and, of course, waking up in the morning by myself. My question 
is, "How do I get chicks to recognize me as more than just *a nice guy' and 
more as the stallion that 1 am?". 

Nice Guy 

Dear Guy. 

Girls donit want the nice guys, girls want to be spit on . My advice to you 

is to start treating the ladies like objects. Ignore them, Insult them, 
demean them, they love it. Flowers for a day, sex for a day and then treat 
them like dirt. Trust me. Theyill be crawling all over you. Why do you 
think the frat boys get so many? Two reasons; one, they give them beer and 
all of the girls here are stumbling drunks; and two they do not have a 
single bone of compassion. A simple Confucius like quote will save your 
Give them beer and place in rear. As a true l.ouisianian, Britney Spears once said, "Hit me baby 
, one more time." 

Yo Tony, 

My so called friend is an evil, spiteful wretch. She drove me to this 
weekend retreat and proceeded to ignore me the entire weekend. She bonded 
with her "cooler" friends while I fumed silently in the background. Why has 
she suddenly become so monstrously despicable? Why do I care so much since 

she sucks anyway? 
Yours truly, Pathetic 

First off, What are you doing hanging out with Christians anyway? There is 
nothing redeeming about that spiteful practice. All they want to do is prey 
and act superior. That road leads to no good end. Take that friend of 
yours and give her a dose of the old stigmata, the hard way. There is 
nothing that this 'friend' of yours is ^.ood for. if she wants to leave you 
hanging then betray her with a kiss. Trust me, there is forty pieces of 
silver in it for you. lill stake my eternal life on it. 

Whattup Tone. 

1 was hopin you and your loneliness could help with a small problem I'm 
having. See, thereis this little chump freshmen tryin to hook up with my 
girlfriend. Now, my first thought was to go beat his ass, then I remembered 
all the movies I watched where the girl gets with the wuss the jock beats up 

cause she feels sorry for the little twerp or somethin. I was basically 
ronderin what would be the best way fo get my message across to him without 
him winning the chick in the end. 

Beefcake in Boozman 

Three words. Well executed cunnilingus. Girls have just as many hormones 
as us guys and sometimes a wandering eye can be cured by a little nibble on 
the labia. Next time you find yourself Ln the vicinity of your girlis 
vulva, get a little creative. Pretend you are making a reproduction of the 

ceiling of the Sisfine chapel on her ui&rus with your tongue as a 
paintbrush. Honey makes exxxelent paint. She will love you forever. Or 

vour money back. 


Many educators wll recognize the term marginalia from the Chronicle of Higher 
Education. In the dictionary, marginalia is described as: notes in the margins or extrinsic 
matters : nonessetial items. While I have searched for a title that is witty, I have also searced 
for one that is original. Therefore, I have adopted this title and will no longer write under the 
heading of from the editor. 

Because the dictionary describes marginalia as notes in the margin or nonessential items, 
I will focus my efforts on those seemingly nonessential items in our lives as students. 

As always, I will attempt to make you laugh while I focus your thinking on something you 
have ignored or not noticed. 

with that said- 
Alpha Omicron Pi recently held a raffle in which the winner could be president for a day. 
Fortunately for many at the University, I did not win. But if I had won... 

I would first institute a mandatory dress code for all faculty and staff members with a bad attitude. 
I know life is not always a cheerful experience but I cannot count the number of times I have walked 
into an office and been greeted by a sour and crinkled old face. What would they have to wear? 

I am of the opinion that if someone is going to remain a sourpuss, then we should dress them in 
a clown suit and paint a smile on their face until they can create one of their own. After all, even the 
grumpiest of people appears congenial dressed as a clown. 

Second, I would require all members of financial aid and business affairs to pick up their checks 
in a fashion similar to fee payment. May be after they wait in line for an hour during their lunch break 
only to get to the front to decide whether or not they should go on or return to work because their 
lunch break is over, they will find a way to create a mail in fee payment process. Of course the line 
would post an opening time of 8:30 a.m. and not actually open up until 8:50 a.m. 

Next, I would demand that AraMark no longer serve half a sandwich for regular price because 
they did not order enough bread. Also, there would be no more charging regular meat pie dinner price 
for only one meatpie...we want both of our meatpies. 

Since this is the University of choice among discerning students, it is imperative that the University 
have an evaluation process which allows honest and blunt faculty the opportunity to sit through their 
colleagues' lectures from time to time. Who better to tell someone they are bring or long winded than 
a colleague? 

Because I see the University's mission as one of a responsive learning centered environment, I 
think classes should be added to the catalogue which teach our students and faculty some very basic 

PARK 0920- Parking Etiquette for the Driver 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the proper parking procedures. 
Emphases will be placed on staying within the lines, avoiding curbs, and not parking on the grass 
unless you are tailgating. 

PARK 0930- Parking Lot Etiquette for the Pedestrian 

The purpose of this class is to familiarize students with the principle of walking on the 
sidewalk instead of the middle of a parking lot. This class will teach the dangers of walking in te path 
of vehicles which are weighed by the ton. 

RESP 09 1 0- Respect for Your Classmate 

The prpose of this class is to teach students that while you may very well 'gots rights to be up 
in here' you should still refrain from allowing your primal urges to come out in the hallways. 

Prerequisite: Have an opposable thumb and be able to comprehend that others 'gots rights too.' 

ENGL 08 1 0- Correct Pronunciation and Word Usage 

The purpose of this course is to instuct students in the art of speaking and writing sentences 
competitive to junior high kids. Also to inform students of the incorrectness of such statements as '1 
gots rights to be in here.' 

Of course this is only the tip of the iceberg. After all I only have one day as the president. 

Nevertheless, I could not end my reign as president without opening my home on Normal Drive to 
the students and faculty. After a hard day at work at the University's chief position, I am almost 
required to have a traditional celebration. 

How traditional? 

Everyone would have to show up in traditional Animal House apparel. In other words, 1 would 
throw one hell of a toga party. 

Can you imagine any other place on campus you would rather see a bunch of half naked sorority 
girls hanging out of the windows? I cannot. 

If only I could be president fo r a day, I would make a change not soon forgotten. Unless of course 
the party was real good in which case no one would remember what happened. 

Hey kMdos! Column number two 
dying to make my acquaintance. 

and honestly. Blanco 

s SOOO completed 1 bet you are all just 
Send me letters. I will reply truthfully 1 promise. 

Shawn T. Hornsby 
Editor in chief 
President, SGA 


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Alumni columnist speaks on prayer in school 

Prayer in school seems to be the hot 
news topic of the day. I addressed a branch 
of this last week, but there is another 
branch 1 want to talk about. 

Everyone knows that if you go see a 
football game, college or high school, you 
can expect a school prayer before the game. 

Now there is a debate on having 
that prayer at all. In Texas, a court has 
ordered that no prayer of any kind be done 
over the public address speaker. Leading a 
group prayer might offend someone. I just 
don't see what the big deal is. No one forces 
anybody to pray. I know people that talk 
right through them or take the cue to go to 
the restroom or concessions stand. It is a 

free country. 

It is a free country to worship 
whoever or whatever you want. If you want 
to pray, go for it. If you don't want to, then 
don't. Now because this country is of a 
Christian majority, you can expect Christian 
prayers at these games. So, if you are not 
Christian, then just insert your diety in the 
correct places and everything will be all 
right. For example, a prayer might include 
for protection of the players, to us to get 
home safely, look over the school, and/or to 
protect our friends. If your diety wants that 
as well, then evryone one is on the same 

page. "Dear great Hornsby. please look 

over us protect the players in 

Shawn's name we pray." Most schools are 
doing a moment of silence which 
accomplishes the same thing. Most towns 
are defying the courts and doing it anyway. 

This will just get innocent people 
in trouble. It seems to me that when certain 
people complain about their rights, they 
forget that everyone has rights. That 
includes as mentioned before, freedom of 
religion. So, let's not fight or get in a big 
battle royal. Let people say a prayer over the 
loud speaker and do your own thing 
at that time if you have to. It is, after all, a 
free counrty. 

Chris Conway 


page 8 

The Current Sauce 

October 5, I99I 


Rondray Hill 
Sauce Reporter 

In sports, things change 
very quickly. 

Ask the Demon Volleyball 
team. After winning five out of 
their first six games early this 
season, they've hit a bump in 
the road, dropping three games 
last week in conference play 
against Lamar, SFA and Sam 

The Demons are now 1-6 
in conference play and 7-9 
overall. This also 

comes at a time when Demons 
were setting records. Missy 
Krause became the all-time 
Demon assist leader in 
Saturday's loss to Lamar. 
Krause's 53 assist effort against 
the Cardinals was enough to 
bring her career total to 2,557, 
26 better than Sandi Sherril's 
mark of 2,531 which she com- 
piled from 1988-91. 

The Demons held Lamar to 
a hitting percentage of only 
.284, but in 
the process 
only hit .160 
in the 15- 

14 straight-set 
loss. The Lady 
who are 5-3 
in Southland 
play and 8-8, 
was led by 
Natalie Shaver's 18 kills, fol- 
lowed by Allison Diggs who 
had 1 5 kills on the night. Diggs 
also had a hitting average better 
than .300 on the game, hitting 
.350 to lead all players. Four 
other Lady Cardinals hit over 
.300 in the game. 

April George had 1 1 kills 
for the Demons and a .409 
attack percentage. 

Northwestern also had its 
fair share of troubles against a 
red-hot rival SFA. The 
Ladyjacks, who are a perfect 6- 
in the conference and 12-6 
overall, were also a straight-set 
winner 15-9, 15-11, 15-9 last 
Friday. The Ladyjacks sit at the 
top of the Southland confer- 
ence standings and showed 
why with the benefit of 1 5 kills 
and a .520 attack percentage 
by Shana Neimann. Kristy 
Rhodes also chipped for the 
Jacks with 17 kills and a .520 
attack percentage. 

The Demons hung tough, 
however, thanks in large part to 
Elizabeth Perez's defensive 
effort, leading the Demons in 
digs with 20. Perez is 4th on the 
Demon squad in digs with 144 
this season. She also leads the 
Demons in attack percentage 
with a .234 average. 

Jessica Smith led the way 
on the offense with 10 kills and 
an attack percentage of .348. 

Krause once again led the 
Demons in assist with 44 in the 

In a road game last week 
against Sam Houston State, the 
Demons dropped the first two 
sets of the match 6-15 and 5- 

15 before rallying in the third 
set to win 15-11. But a stingy 
Sam Houston defense held the 
Demons to 10 in the next set as 
Sam Houston would go on to 
defeat the Demons 3 sets to 1 . 

The young Demon squad 
now faces a very tough confer- 
ence schedule this week. After a 
home game tonight against 
Nicholls at Prather Coliseum, 
the Demons start a four game 
road trip to McNeese, 
Southeastern Louisiana, 
Southwest Texas and UTSA. The 
Demons don't return home 
until October 19th to face the 
University of Arkansas-Pine 
Bluff and then return to con- 
ference play against Sam 
Houston and UTA. 

Tonight's game against 
Nicholls is scheduled to start at 
7:00/ All students with valid 
NSU ID get in free and are 
encouraged to attend. 

Soccer drops SLC heartbreaker to ULM 

Kaleb Breaux 
Sauce Reporter 

"We've gone to overtime in 
three of our four conference 
matches. It's gotten to the point 
that we almost expect to play 
1 20 minutes instead of 90. We 
just have to give great effort and 
hope that something good will 
happen to us," says head coach 
Johnny Mitchell about dropping 
three conference matches in 


Unfortunately things have 
not turned around for the Lady 
Demons as of last week. 

After losing three of four 
Southland Conference matches 
in sudden death overtime, the 
Lady Demons took on the 
University of Louisiana- 

The words deja vu seem to 
sum the Lady Demons' season as 
of late. The Lady Demons seem 

to have a reoccurring dream of 
getting beat in overtime. 

Northwestern, once again, 
found themselves in an overtime 
showdown after a 0-0 tie at the 
end of regulation. 

After Northwestern had 2 
shots on goal in overtime and 
could not score, ULM took 
advantage and scored on their 
first shot on goal of overtime. 

The goal was scored by 
ULM's Erin Mosely. This was the 

deciding blow that left 
Northwestern stunned at the 
end of the match. 

Northwestern out shot ULM 
19-10, but ULM's goalkeeper 
Jennifer Doran outlasted the 
Northwestern attack, making 1 2 

Brittany Cargill and 
Stephanie O'Neil both had 3 
shots on goal a piece. 
Northwestern goalkeeper 
Tiffany Swingler made 4 saves 

Photo by Heath Crawford 

Sophomore tailback Tony Taylor remains a constant for the Demons; he posted 194 yardsin 15 carries, despite 
sitting out the second quarter due to illness. 

Demons smack Nicholls hard 

Goodwin posts 100th career victory Saturday 

Cade Brumley 
Sauce Reporter 

Northwestern head foot- 
ball coach Sam Goodwin tied 
Harry Turpin as the winningest 
coach in school history as his 
L>emons smacked the Nicholl's 
State Colonels 42-17 Saturday 
night to open Southland 
Conference play at Turpin 

This explosive Demon 
offensive drew first blood two 
plays into the game via a 61- 
yard touchdown dart by sopho- 
more tailback Tony Taylor. 
Great blocking is credited for 
the score, according to Taylor, 
who was chased by a Colonel 
defender into the end zone. 
Taylor, who was again consis- 
tent, fell just shy of 200-yards 
on the night. 

"I've got faster all sum- 
mer," stated Taylor concerning 
his escape from the Nicholls 

The Demon defense held 
the Nicholls offensive attack to 
only two second-half touch- 
downs and a 33-yard field goal 
by Kyle Leisher in the second 

"We got on the field and 
made stuff happen," claimed 
NSU defensive lineman Herchel 


The suffocating defensive 
line was able to attain four 
sacks on the Nicholls quarter- 
back totaling 8 1 -yards. 

The Demons struck again 
in their third offensive 
sequence on a 27 -yard carry 
by freshman tailback Troy 
Sumrall. This carry was fol- 
lowed by a 4 -yard touchdown 
run by Sumrall, who gained 
81 -yards, with only 5:56 ■ 
remaining in the first quarter. 

In the second quarter, 
Northwestern came on strong 
as Taylor exploded for a 22- 
yard touchdown run, giving 
the Demons a 21-0 advantage. 
An extra point earned by soph- 
omore kicker Clint Sanford fol- 

Sanfbrd nailed all of his: 
one-point kicks, but struggled 
in the second half when a 33- 
yard field goal was blocked by 
Nicholls linebacker DeAndre 

Set up by wide receiver 
Nathan Black's 53-yard recep- 
tion amidst Nicholls defenders, 
the first half was capped with a 
final minute 7-yard touchdown 
scamper by Sumrall. 

A Nicholls State pass was 
picked off and brought back 
34-yards for the score, by 

freshmen defensive end 
Terrence Mcgee. 

The Demons had tour 
interceptions in the game. 
Mcgee, who had two intercep- 
tions in the game, stressed that 
he saw them coming the whole 
way. Also, Judith Sylvester and 
Kendrick Llorens each had a 

After a 1-yard touchdown 
run by the Colonels, the 
Demons answered back with a 
1-yard score of their own 
through a run by Jeremy 
McCullough, which was set up 
by a 37-yard pass by Brad 
Spangler to T.J. Sutherland. 

Spangler, who got his first 
start since September, threw 
for over 100 -yards. 

"I wasn't real sharp all 
night, but we got the job done," 
Spangler said. 

He had time to operate in 
the pocket due to excellent pro- 
tection given by offensive line 
led senior center, William 

"Whenever the quarter- 
back has time to sit back and 
make some plays and complete 
some passes, it always looks 
good," Broussard said in 
regards to time spent in 
Spangler's pocket. 

The last score of the game 

came off a 5-yard pass play 
completed by Colonel quarter- 
back Cooper Collins to running 
back Kendall Joseph with less 
than a minute remaining in the 

"Today we came out and 
let people know we are capable 
of beating anybody,'* said 
Black, a -Demon wide receiver. 

During halftime, the 
much-anticipated dedication of 
the Jack Clayton Plaza took 

Participating in the half- 
time ceremony was Clayton's 
family, including his wife 
Nellie, and some of Clayton's 
former players. 

"He's (Clayton) realty an 
unusual, one of a kind guy" 
Sam Goodwin, Demon head 
coach, said. 

The Demons, who played 
in front of 10,436 fans took 
care of business in this confer- 
ence opener. The Demons 
will get the chance to improve 
to 2-0 in conference play next 
week as they travel to Troy, Ala. 
to face off with the Troy State 

"They are the most physi- 
cal team in the conference," 
Demon center Broussard 
claimed about the talented Troy 
State players. 

Cross Country ignites at SFA Invitational 

Jay Lvles 
Sauce Reporter 

Last week the legs of the 
Demon Cross-Country Teams 
carried them much better than 
the week before. The Demons 
hurried over to Stephen F. 
Austin where they tore up the 
ground in rival city 
Naccgdoches, Texas. 

They moved ahead from 
seventh to fourth place results in 
both the men's and women's 

Hector Andujo topped the 
list for the men's team as he 
brought home 1 3th place with a 

time of 21:57. 

"I felt great about my time," 
said Andujo. "I'm really feeling 
good about the running right 
now, and I hope to stay healthy 
and play a bigger role for the 

Other Demons placed as 
follows: Danon O'Kelly (15th, 
21:34.05), Robert McCormack 
(18th, 21:55.37), Todd Boddie 
(19th, 22:01.33) and Mark 
Keough (21st, 22:09.47). Niel 
Andrews and Kyle Thomas were 
not far behind with times of 
22:36.66 and 22:35.71 respec- 
tively. Both ran very good times 
but failed to place. 

"I'm feeling a lot healthier 
now, and my times are improv- 
ing," said Boddie of his time in 
Texas. "On top of that, it beats 
the hell out of not finishing the 

The Lady Demons had an 
outstanding meet as well. 

Chante' Daily topped the list 
of placing for the team with a 
seventh place run and a time of 

Another Demon, however, 
was right on her heels as Jody 
Weierholt took home eighth 
place with a time of 19:57.86. 

Emily Norton was next with 
a time of 20:06.96 and an 1 1th 

place. Crystal Munsinger 
recorded a 20:32.42 for 15th 
place and Lisa Portenberry 
rounded out the scoring with a 
29th place and time of 

The Demons look much bet- 
ter this week as they prepare to 
come home for one of the only 
two home meets that will be 
held this year, the NSU 
Invitational. It will be Monday, 
October 4 at 4 p.m. It will 
include nine teams from all over 
Louisiana and Texas. 

on the day, but allowed 
match winning goal in the 9 
minute of play. 

This is the 3rd overtime 
for ULM and the 4th overtifl 
loss for Northwestern. 

Northwestern will \M 
McNeese State next Tuesday 


Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

For the Northwestern State 
Demons, the crucial game 
come for them this week as they 
take on the Troy State Trojanj 
in Troy Ala. Saturday. 

The Demons look to defend 
their Southland Football League 
crown, after dishing a 42-17 
loss to the Nicholls Stabi 

The Troy State matchup ii 
an old one for Northwesten 
State as the Demons have faca 
the Trojans for 33 yean 
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trails in the series 8-3. 

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the number two spot at the 
box office this weekend. For 
a compete list see 

Octoher 12. 1999 

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St. in a deluge Saturday. 
Page 7 

Four weeks' grades serve as early warning system 

j oy Naqhn 

Sauce Reporter 

£1 J Many students are studying 

and working harder now that 
four weeks' grades have been 
sent out. 

Students who have a failing 
in any 900-level, 1,000 
level, and some 2,000 level 
courses will see a four-week 
grade. These courses are mainly 
enrolled with freshmen, and the 
western State Office of Academic Advising 
would like new students to be 
more aware of their options. 

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"This is an early warning 
system, basically," Christie 
Anderson, coordinator of 
Academic Advising said. "We 
want them to know how they 
are doing early enough in the 
semester ... so they can get the 
help to improve their grades or 
they know to drop it." 

The grades are sent to a 
students' permanent address, 
so many parents will be able 
to see these grades. However, 
the Office of Academic 
Advising does not 
intentionally send the grades 

to parents. Anderson said 
that when parents' receive the 
letter addressed to the 
student, they open the letter, 
and are able to read the 

NSU began implementing, 
the four-week grade policy in 
the fall of last year. So far the 
Office of Academic Advising is 
pleased with the result. 

"What we have found is 
that failing grades, the 
number of D's and F's, have 
dropped significantly in 
classes," Anderson said. "That 

is what we want more 
students to do; either improve 
their grades or even withdraw 
from the class." 

Along with the improving 
grades, withdrawals also went 

"As the number of D's and 
F's go down, a lot of the 
withdrawals will go up, but it 
means that we accomplished 
what we set out to 
accomplish," Anderson said. 

The four-weeks' grades 
were designed to give students 
an early warning signal before 

midterms so that those with 
failing grades have more time to 
improve grades or drop a class. 

"We want students to 
know how they are doing, 
what is available to them and 
what their options are," she 

Anderson replaced Sandra 
Mixon as the Coordinator of 
Academic Advising. 

Before replacing Mixon, 
Anderson served as an intern in 
the Academic Advising office. 
She earned her Masters' in May 
of this year. 


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to know how they are 

doing, what is 
available to them and 
what their options 


Christie Anderson 
Academic Advising 

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l*en using as 
a supplement to their regular 
class, posting important notices 
such as test dates or any kind of 
information that would be 
beneficial for the professor to 
communicate to the student. 

According to Darlene 
Williams, the Electronic 
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Center, the most important 
advantage to is 
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is a software package that 
organizes the course access 
and gives a standard interface 
for both the faculty and the 

To compare Topclass with 
Blackboard. c o-m , 

provides more 
opportunities for 
both the student 
and the instructor. 

"I think it's 
going to be a better 
online environment 
for students and for 
those taking online 
courses," said 
will be something 
easier for students 
to access." 

The second 
system soon to be 
implemented at NSU is 
Pipeline. Pipeline is the first 
major effort to organize all of 
the services offered on campus 
and make them easily available 
through a portal. 

NSU will be among the first 
universities in the country to 
use Pipeline. SET, the company 
from which NSU purchased the 
software that runs all major 
systems on campus, gave NSU 
the Pipline sofware which 
would have normally cost the 
University over $200,000. 

Pipeline is an organization of 
the services that are available 
on campus, making them 

available electronically as 
well as providing pertinent 

Bv usins. Pipeline, individual 
students will have several 
options, whereas before their 
options were limited. Students 

see COMPUTER page 3 

Times' article raises housing issues on-campus 

photo by Gary Hardamon 

Raiders of the Lost Ark 

NSU archaeologists and NASA joined forces last week to try to better understand the Los Adaes State Commemorative Area, the one-time 
capital of the Province of Texas and an early 1700s Spanish fort. See Archaeology page 2. 

Water pipes break around campus 

Raymond Williams 

Sauce Reporter 

Several water pipes broke on campus, 
four in the last two weeks. 

NSU' s Physical Plant had to call in 
workers from Rutledge Plumbing to make 
emergency repairs at several areas on 
campus because of sudden pipe breakage 
due to the hardness of the ground. 

"It's just snapping the pipes," Airhart 
said. "The city is having problems with 
chill water pipes breaking, also." 

One area needing this emergency repair 
was in the middle of the practice soccer 
field where a major chilled water line 
snapped. Although there was no noticeable 
loss of pressure, emergency repair was 
needed because the pipe feeds chilled water 
required for air conditioning to the old BA 
building and Fournet Hall. 
Airhart said it would cost about $1,792 to 

repair the leak. 

In addition, a six- inch steam feed 
underneath the eastside of Prather Coliseum 
broke, requiring emergency repair. 

Airhart said, "It's going to cost some 
major dollars." 

Airhart did not have an estimate of the 
cost because it had to be done under 
emergency circumstances. 

Because repairs require workers to go 
into the main mechanical room located six 
feet underground, Airhart said the cost 
would be substantial. 

Perhaps, more noticeable to students 
was the leak between the home economics 
building and Fournet Hall. The break 
occurred on Oct. 4 in an area that had 
previously been roped off. 

This area was restricted because of a 
break at that site two months prior. Water 
drained from the break to the lower area 

see PIPES page 2 

Photo by Heath Crawford 
Recent breaks in water valves have had 
students trying to avoid huge mudholes. 
One of the major areas is beside Morrison 

Shawn T. Hornsby 

§ File Photo 

J-lior Heath Crawford lounges in his off-campus 
^ art ment. Some students may not be so lucky in 
$h ^ uture > according to a recent article in the 
Report Times. 

Editor in chief 

An Oct. 3 article in The Shreveport Times 
about housing fee increases has caused 
concern about the University's housing 

The article, written by Times reporter 
Monica Carter, reported that the University 
would enforce a University of Louisiana 
System policy, which requires unmarried, 
full-time undergraduate students in 
Natchitoches to live on campus. 

"We're going to be a lot tougher in that 
enforcement in the spring," Mary Edith 
Stacy, director of auxiliary services, stated. 
"We'll notify the students that they have to 
live on campus." 

According to Vice President for Student 
Affairs Dan Seymour, the article left out the 
fact that the policy only applies to students 

under 21 years old. Seymour stressed this 
was not a change in policy for the University. 

Seymour also mentioned that there is an 
exemption list for those students who wish to 
live off campus. He said the exemptions have 
always been in place, as did the policy 
requiring students to live on campus. 

Since Seymour arrived to the office of 
vice president for Student Affairs in the 
spring of 1998, he has made a shift to follow 
the set policies and hasten the process. 

"We redesigned the form to make it 
easier for students to check off," Seymour 
said. "We also put together an appeals 
committee to review the applications." 

According to the application for off 
campus residency, exemptions include 
residing with a family member, military 
veterans or medical problems. 

To date, no one who has applied for an 
exemption has been turned down, Seymour 


The enforcement of the policy came 
along with a three-year plan to raise fees to 
offset the rising costs associated with the 
residence halls. 

Frances Conine, director of student 
services, said the price hikes help the 
University maintain the residence halls and 
keep up with the rising costs of utilities. 

Fees rose $75 this fall, and another $75 
increase will be decided on this spring. 

Administrators will decide about next 
fall's increase in a few months, Stacy stated. 
"We want to let students know as soon as we 

Applications for off campus residency or 
more information about residential fee 
increases can be found in the auxiliary 
services office, Student Union. 


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The Current Sim 

News Briefs 

Scotish church 
criticized over 
abortion issue 

Abortion-rights activists 
have criticized a Scottish 
Catholic Church aid program 
for paying a 12-year-old girl to 
not have an abortion. 

The unidentified girl, who 
lives in England and is now 
midway through her 
pregnancy, was advised by 
teachers and social workers to 
terminate the pregnancy 
because of her young age, the 
British news agency Press 
Association reported Sunday. 

However, her unemployed 
parents contacted the Scottish 
Catholic Church's Pro-life 
Initiative, a program set up to 
offer alternatives to abortion. 

The family was offered 
immediate financial help if the 
girl chose to carry the child to 

The amount of the 
payments was not disclosed, but 
the action drew quick and 
pointed criticism from 
abortion -rights groups in 

"Offering money to a child 
to keep her baby is bribery and 
removes choice," said Sarah 
Colborn of the National 
Abortion Campaign. 

But Roseann Reddy, 
coordinator of the Pro-life 
Initiative, said the program got 
involved after the family 
decided that the girl would keep 
the baby. 

"The parents wanted to 
support the girl, but could not 
afford the baby clothes, and that 

is where we step in," Ms. Reddy 

CIA says encephalitis 
outbreak not the 
work of terrorists 

The CIA concluded that the 
recent encephalitis outbreak in 
the New York area was not the 
work of terrorists, an agency 
official said today. 

The official, who spoke on 
condition of anonymity, told 
The Associated Press there's no 
evidence Iraq or any other 
foreign government was 

The CIA "looked into 
rumors which appeared in 
British media and elsewhere," 
the official said. 

City officials also played 
down any suggestions of 

" 'Nothing indicates that this 
was anything other than a 
natural outbreak," Jerome 
Hauer, director of the city's 
emergency management office, 
said Sunday. 

The federal Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention 
also said there was no evidence 
to suggest the recent outbreak 
was anything other than 
"Mother Nature at work." 

Second trial to begin 
in hate killing 

A year after the beating 
death of Matthew Shepard, the 
man accused of instigating the 
attack went on trial today as 
small groups of anti-gay 
protesters and people dressed as 
angels demonstrated outside. 

Wearing golden halos and 

Campus Connections 

Everyone: There are a few orginazations who have begun 

to take Campus Connections for granted. This a free service 
provided to organizations for the purpose of providing 
public service announcements or meeting times to the 
campus. The Current Sauce is perfectly entitled to bill you 
for advertising if you continue to take this service for 
granted. In the future, please limit annoncements to the 
essentials. Again, this is directed at only a few 

Purple Jackets: Everyone be sure to attend our next 
meeting, Oct. 18 at 9:00 p.m. in the Student Union. 

Phi Mu Fraternity; Wednesday we have our auction, so 
be prepared to have fun. Friday is Grub. Do not forget to be 
at the house at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. We will be going to 
St. Francis Cabrini Hospital for our philanthropy project. 
Finally, our informal meeting is Sunday. 

Si gma Sigma Sigma: Hope everyone had a great time at 
the harvest! We love ya'll so much, new members, and can't 
wait to until Saturday when you initiate. 

Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Club: If you are 

interested in wildlife or enjoy being in the woods, then this 
is the club for you. We are having a cookout this Thursday 
in front of the biology building from 10:00 until 2:00. Stop 
by to learn more about the club and enjoy free food for paid 
members or $5-oo per plate. 

Students in Free Enterprise fS.I.F.E): New meeting 
time Thursday at 4:00. Members please attend. 

Phi Beta Sigma: First annual Evening of Songs Memorial 
Program: Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union 
ballroom. Admission is free to faculty and students. For 
more information contact Bruce Smith @ 357-3152. 

University archeologist's team 
up with NASA scientists 

costumes made of white 
bedsheets, the 17 angels stood 
silently in a street near the 
courthouse. Representing Angel 
Action, Romaine Patterson, 2 1 , 
of State College, Pa., said her 
colleagues wanted to send a 
message of love. 

They faced a half dozen 
protesters from Kansas who 
waved signs with anti-gay 
slogans. The Rev. Fred Phelps, 
69, of Topeka, Kan., said his 
followers wanted "to insert a 
little sanity and truth into this 
mad orgy." 

About 66 potential jurors 
were subpoenaed for the start 
of jury selection in the trial of 
Aaron McKinney, who is 
charged with first-degree 
murder, kidnapping and 
aggravated robbery. If 
convicted, McKinney, 22, could 
be sentenced to death. 

His alleged co- conspirator, 
Russell Henderson, 22, 
received two life sentences after 
pleading guilty in April to 
felony murder and kidnapping. 

Shepard, 21, was lured 
from a bar on Oct. 7, 1998, 
driven to a remote prairie, tied 
to a fence, pistol- whipped into 
unconsciousness and left to die 
on the freezing plains. He died 
five days later in a hospital. 

McKinney, who has said he 
had no idea Shepard was gay 
and does not hate homosexuals, 
has pleaded innocent. His trial 
date coincided with several 
memorials commemorating the 
first anniversary of the slaying. 


The story in the Sauce last 
week about renovations to 
the old women's gym failed 
to identify that the building 
work is being funded by the 
National Park Service for 
approximately $3.5 million 
as the new home of the 
National Center for 
Preservation Training and 
Technology, currently 
housed in South Hall 

Heath Crawford 

Contributing Writer 

NSU archaeologists and 
NASA joined forces to try to 
better understand the Los Adaes 
State Commemorative Area, the 
one-time capital of the Province 
of Texas and an early 1700's 
Spanish fort. 

Professor of physics Kerry 
Knowlton says that 
Northwestern archeology 
professors George Avery, Pete 
Gregory and Jeff Girard, who 
have all worked with the site 
extensively in the past, have 
joined with NASA scientists 
Marco Giardino and Ramona 
Travis in the use of ground- 
penetrating radar to better 
locate some of the more 
significant areas at the fort. 

According to Knowlton, 
after the discovery of radar 
during World War II it was 
found that radar could travel 


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between Kyser and Fournet 
halls resulting in large puddles 
of stagnant water. 

Airhart said that the pipe is 
secured for the time being; 
however, the hole needs to be 
filled and a new sidewalk needs 
to be poured. Airhart said the 
sidewalk would be replaced in 
a minimum of two weeks. 

Another break occurred at 
the girl's softball field when a 
line was broken by a backhoe. 

"We tore it out 
accidentally," said Airhart. "It 
didn't show any mercy." 

The damage caused by the 
workers while trying to replace 
a hot tap valve will cost about 
$1,800 to repair. 

Although the pipe situation 
seems to be resolved for now, 
there are other repairs that 
need to made. A section of the 
chilled water pipe in the middle 
of the soccer field still has a 
slow leak and needs to be 
replaced. Airhart said that the 

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your future we're 
talking about. 

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The NSU Foundation has 
recently established a new 
scholarship in honor of a late 

The Foundation has set up 
the Col. Ralph E. Ropp 
Memorial Scholarship to honor 
Ropp, a Northwestern graduate 
and Natchitoches native. The 
two-year scholarship will be 
given to a junior of any major 
with at least a 2.5 grade point 
average. Scholarship guidelines 
are for the student to preferably 
be from the Ft. Polk/Leesville 
area. For information on the 
scholarship call (318) 357- 


"He was a good man who 
did a lot for his country and 
this University," Director of 
Institutional Advancement Tony 
Gustwick said. "This is a nice 
way to honor him and help 
students at the same time." 

Ropp was instrumental 
in devising a program to 
acquire federal grant land to 
allow NSU to develop an 
education center for soldiers 
and their families. He died in 

Ropp served in the U.S. 
Army for 27 years in a variety 
of infantry assignments, from 
platoon leader to brigade 
commander, including 

and was vice president of 
regional programs when he 
retired in 1993. 

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assignments in Germany, Koi 
Vietnam and Turkey. 

In the early 70s he was 
director of a multi-million 
dollar program to improve the Resid 
lifestyle of soldiers at Fort Polk tack to ft 

After serving three years 
in the Pentagon, he retired 
from active duty in 1978 
while serving as director of 
public affairs for the Militarj 
District of Washington. From 
1978 until 1993, he served 
on the staff of the Associatiofaudents 
of the United States Army as hall 
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through the ground. Some uses 
of the ground-penetrating radar 
have been in the areas of 
forensics, mine work and in 
environmental studies. 

"Just within the last 10 
years its use has really grown," 
Knowlton said. "Before, the unit 
had to be tied to a van with 
cables and the van had the 
batteries and the recording 
equipment. Now, it's so 
miniaturized they can actually 
carry the whole unit on their 

According to Knowlton, the 
study had a specific purpose. 

"We were looking for traces 
of foundations of the old 
buildings," Knowlton said. 
"They were looking to see 
whether the moat had been 
actually dug around the fort. 
The designs called for the ditch 
or moat to be dug around the 
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traces of the moat but not in 

"It appears they never dug 
the moat on that part of it," 
Knowlton said. "Maybe they 
decided not to put the moat on 
one side because the creek ran 

Knowlton said they were 
also looking for any relics that 
may be buried on the site. 

"This will guide them in 

future excavations and it'll tell 
them where not to dig. If there's 
not any disturbances there, then 
they'll know that would not be a 
very useful place to dig," 
Knowlton said. 

Avery says the use of the 
ground-penetrating radar is a 
great asset to archaeology. 

"I'm really excited about the 
non-intrusive technique," Avery 
said. "Anytime you can look at a 
site without destroying its 
integrity is going to be very 
useful for us." 

YWCA and Kisatchie Legal 
Service team up for Week 
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Michelle Mire 

Special to the Sauce 

Kisatchie Legal Services and the YWCA Office of 
Violence, along with the NSU Social Work Generalist Practice 
group and the citizens, are collaborating to present the 

Week Without Violence from Oct. 1 7 through Oct. 23 as f 

the fifth annual international campaign to raise awareness 
non-violent alternatives to conflict. 

Started in 1995, the campaign has since spread to all 
states and more than thirty countries. 




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^jU be able to tailor their own 
ijges to provide them with 
^mediate information. For 
j^ple, students can choose to 
e updated on the latest football 
pores, what's happening in 
j, e ir clubs or organizations, 
Lrrent events, etc. 
| There are many services 
| ipeline provides for students. 
* ] | the registration process, a 
f J bdent can look-up classes, 
J rop/add classes, view/print 
J jiedules and change class 
| ptions (pass/fail, audit or 
I fedit hours). 

When dealing with 
t nancial records, a student can 
ly for finanical aid, view 
■ent bills and pay on-line, 
[ents can also change/ view 
ress, view holds, view 
[grades, view/print unoffical 
jjanscripts and degree audit. 

Pipeline will have an 
tegrated e-mail system. It can 
s e-mail from any browser 
th Internet access, filter 
iadcast e-mail messages and 
»ork with existing e-mail or as 
standalone e-mail server. 
Pipeline will have web 


shopping where anyone can 
buy a variety of things: 
textbooks on-line, clothing, 
computers and music. 
Discounts may be available 
through Pipeline. 

It will also host applications 
such as campus aucitons, event 
calendars, student communities 
and post/find-it tool Links will 
be provided for Student 
Government, The Current 
Sauce and Campus 

There will be an on-line 
research center for faculty and 
students. Course resources such 
as syllabuses, online office 
hours, e-conferencing, 
discussion forums and 
student/ teacher homepages will 
also be posted on Pipeline. 

"I think any university that 
plans to be around in the next 
ten years is going to have to be 
progessing toward maximizing 
the electronic systems that 
allow for the delivery of courses 
and services," said Dr. Anthony 
Scheffler, Director of the 
Computer Center. 

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Residence hall security is 
back to full strength after being 
temporarily understaffed. 

"We now have a surplus of 
workers," said Woody Blair, 
coordinator of residential life. 

Although the housing 
office continually accepts 
ipplications, seven or eight 

issociatia students await open residence 

hall security positions, said 

"We are always looking for 
good workers," Blair said. 

The housing office divided 
the shifts into three shifts, as 
sed to the previous one 
Residence hall security 
has the option of working 
midnight to 6 a.m., from 
lidnight to 3 a.m., or from 3 
im. to 6 a.m. 

With this change more 
fadents are able to work as 
teidence hall security, said 

"Service of the students 
*>mes first. They [the workers] 
*e there to assist the 
*sidents," Blair said, 
basically, they are the eyes of 
fte hall from 1 2 midnight to 6 

Residence hall security 
places a student worker at each 
dorm between midnight and 6 
a.m. These workers prevent 
non-residents from entering 
the dorm by verifying at the 
door the residency of those 
who enter, said Blair. 

"They are there for the 
safety of the students," Blair 

In addition, residence hall 
security ensures that exterior 
doors of the dorm are closed 
and locked, said Blair. 

"I've only seen them 
[residence hall security] once. I 
had no problem," said Jason 
Newman, a freshman resident. 
"As far as I know, everything 
with security is okay." 

Stacie Cosby, another 
freshman resident, agreed. 

"I think that they're taking 
good steps to insure security. I 
feel safe," Cosby said. 

For the past three to four 
years, the University Police has 
been responsible for residential 
hall security. During the 
summer the housing office 
resumed control of residence 
hall security. 

The temporary change was 
made to alleviate the workload 
of the housing office. 

accreditation team 
isits University 

s£ [her Patton 

Fce Reporter 

The CSWE site team came 
toe University last Monday 
"* Tuesday for Northwestern 's 
*al Work Accreditation. 
"The site team study is a 
Sessional program for social 
^ors," said David Breedlove, 
'inistrative assistant for the 
*1 work department. "The 
J^ram is for juniors and 
P*s with the right 

Starting with a self-study, 
site team makes up the 
"> r am and what it should 
' ls t of. Not including 
^hmen and sophomores, 
People are in the social 
«c program. 

L Council on Social 

rk Education sent two site 
? m members to the 
£**sity,» said Claudia 
Jhe, the social work 
Partment head. "Dr. Rebecca 
n er from Jacksonville, Ala. 
of Ian • Monzo Cabazos from 
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"They came here for a 
two-day visit to verify and 
clarify our application for re- 
affirmation of accreditation," 
said Triche. 

Triche also said that the 
purpose of the site team is to 
validate the self-study 
documents and chronicle the 
social work program by 
discussing each aspect of the 
program directly with the 
institutional administrators, the 
program chief administrator, 
classroom and field faculty, 
students, alumni and other 
interested parties. 

The self-study document is 
the social work department's 
response to evaluative 
standards for program 
rationale and assessment, 
organization, governance and 

It carries out several tasks, 
such as describing the program 
in detail. It presents the 
documents' goals, objectives, 
outcomes, achievements in 
relation to its goals and 
objectives, strengths, future 
plans, limitations and plans to 
correct them. The site team 
looks at non -discrimination, 
faculty, student development, 
curriculum and the 
department's alternative 
program at the Cen-la campus, 
said Triche. 

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Special Week 
begins Oct. 18 

cont'd from Page 2 

'To stop the violence, we must 
break the silence," said Judy 
Daniels, Office of Family 
Violence counselor. 

The YWCA Week Without 
Violence focuses attention on 
practical, sustainable non- 
violent alternatives day-by-day. 
George Sluppick of K-LITE 
Spotlight will focus discussions 
on violence all week: Monday- 
What is Domestic Violence; 
Tuesday-Facing Violence Among 
Men; Wednesday- Insight on 
Religious Aspect; Thursday- 
Medical View of Domestic 
Violence; Friday-Legal 
Interpretation of Domestic 

As part of this campaign, a 
candlelight vigil, organized by 
KLSC and YWCA, will be held 
on October 18 from 5:30-6:30 
p.m. on Front Street in 
Natchitoches. This is in 
remembrance of victims of 

Team Badminton 
Thur. October 14 @5pm 
IM Gym 

. VoUeyball Official's Clinic 
• 1 y Mon.-Wcd. Oct. 11-13 6pm 

% 1 j\ IM Gym 

Volleyball Team Captain's Meeting 
Wed. Oct. 13 @ 6pm 

Demon Homecoming Fun 
(Barbecue, Pep Rally, Door Prizes) 
Free T-Shirts to First ISO to sign-up 
Wed. October 27 @4:30 

IM Doubles Tenuis C 
Men's-Cecil Sprague/David 
Women' s-Jennif er Graf/Je 

domestic violence and to raise 
awareness of domestic abuse. 
The public is encouraged to 

The YWCA of the USA is the 
nation's oldest and largest 
women's membership 
movement. Operating out of 

thousands of locations in all 
fifty states, the YWCA of the 
USA represents approximately 
two million women, girls and 
their families. Its mission, to 
empower women and girls and 
to eliminate racism, is the 
guiding principle to all YWCA 

childcare, shelter, physical 
fitness, health awareness and 
social justice programs. 

Kisatchie Legal Services 
provides free legal services to 
women who are victims of 
domestic violence, and they also 
provide counseling. 

Organizational pictures 

Tuesday through Thursday 

Tuesday, October 12 

Alpha Phi Alpha- 4:30 
Alpha Omicron Pi- 4:45 
Greek Council- 5:00 
Kappa Alpha Order- 5:15 
Delta Sigma Theta- 5:30 
Sigma Sigma Sigma- 5:45 
Pan-Hellenic- 6:00 
Kappa Sigma- 6:15 
Alpha Kappa Alpha- 6:30 
Interfraternity Council- 6:45 
Kappa Alpha Psi- 7:00 
Panhellenic- 7:15 
Phi Mu- 7:30 
Phi Beta Sigma- 7:45 
Sigma Nu- 8:00 
Zeta Phi Beta- 8: 1 5 
Tau Kappa Epsilon- 8:30 
Theta Chi- 8:45 
Pi Kappa Phi- 9:00 

Wednesday, October 1 3 

African-American Caucus- 4:30 
Alpha Kappa Delta- 4:40 
Anthropological Society- 4:50 
Beta Beta Beta- 5:00 
Catholic Student Organization- 5:10 
Campus Ministries International- 5:20 

Club Soccer- 5:30 
Demon Sweethearts- 5:40 
Inspirational Mass Choir- 5:50 
International Radio and television society- 6:00 

Kappa Mu Epsilon- 6:10 
Mathematics Association of America- 6:20 
Mu Epsilon Delta- 6:30 
National Order of Omega- 6:40 
Phi Beta Lambda- 6:50 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia- 7:00 
Purple Jackets- 7:10 
Sigma Gamma Rho~ 7:20 
Society /Advancement Mgt,~ 7:30 
Student Theatre Union- 7:40 
Spanish Club- 7:50 
NSU Powerlifting Team- 8:00 
Veterinary Technology Club- 8:10 
Student Personnel Association- 8:20 
Tau Beta Sigma- 8:30 

Thursday, October 14 

Students in Free Enterprise- 4:30 

Alpha Eta Rho- 4:40 
American Chemical Society- 4:50 
Baptist Collegiate Ministry- 5:00 
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity- 5:10 
CAN-DO- 5:20 
Circle K International- 5:30 
Council of Ye Revels- 5:40 
Health and Human Performance Club- 5:50 
International Student Organization- 6:00 
Louisiana Scholars' College Forum- 6:10 
MENC- 6:20 

National Association of Industrial Technology- 6:30 
Phi Eta Sigma- 6:40 
PRSSA- 6:50 
NSU Rowing Team- 7:00 
Social Work Club- 7:10 
Student Activities Board- 7:20 
Society of Physics Students- 7:30 
Student Government Association- 7:40 

Psi Chi- 7:50 
Wesley Westminster Foundation- 8:00 



Page 4 

The Current Sauce 

Features Editor 

A tour of the past 

October 12, 

Tradition is something 
that is visible around every 
corner, in each building and 
on every street in 

Yet, so many 
Northwestern students remain 
oblivious to their own campus' 
rich history. 

Perhaps my feelings are 
rooted in my own family's 
tradition, which heavily 
revolves around 
Northwestern. Being the 
fourth member of my family 
to attend NSU, learning the 
history of the University came 
before learning to walk. 

When I arrived at 
Northwestern," I came 
prepared to learn more about 
The Columns and the old 
buildings that make up our 

I became dismayed when, 
in none of my classes, was the 
history of Northwestern 
discussed, not even in 

During my parents* years 
at Northwestern, every 
student was taught the fight 
song and the alma mater. 

Written on most first 
pages of the Potpourri's was 
the alma mater. And although 
it's a little confusing, at least it 
was common knowledge. 

Today, when I attend 
football games, 1 can count, on 
one hand, the number of 
Northwestern students I see 
raising their hands in the 
traditional "fork 'em" sign 
during the alma mater. 

I could also probably 
count, on one hand, the 
number of people who know 
the background of The 
Columns or this history of 

Is this their fault? Not 

Unfortunately, for most 
students, learning is not 
something chosen, but 
required. Therefore, unless 
the history of our university is 
taught at every possible 
chance, these students will 
remain unaware of the very 
soul of their school. 

So many students are 
probably pondering, "What 
difference does it make if I 
know about NSU's history?" 


Let me first give a few 
examples of how tradition is 
displayed at other universities. 

First, one of my favorite 
schools, the University of 
Notre Dame. Before each 
football game, the players slap 
their palms against a sign that 
has the school's mascot and 
logo emblazoned across it, as 
they rush onto the field. 

Sounds simple, doesn't it? 
But, it has been done for 
several decades. 

At another university, 
graduates walk for half a mile 
up a hill to touch a bell, which 
is the school's "Columns", 
before entering the stadium 
for graduation. 

Who cares that we aren't 
Notfe Dame. Does that mean 
we shouldn't be aware of, and 
appreciate, our own history? 

In years to come, when we 
tell our children about our 
days at Northwestern, 
shouldn't our memories speak 
of the beauty of Northwestern 
as we remember it? To them, 
we will be speaking of its 
history. fm 

So doesn't it make sense 
that we gain an understanding 
of NSU's history as it stands 

Our administration has 
already taken a step in the 
right direction by not allowing 
Northwestern to become the 
University of Louisiana at 

Hopefully, they will 
continue to pursue this 
particular endeavor and 
further teach students about 
the importance of knowing 
NSU's history, so that, when 
we see the Columns, they will 
mean more to us than three 
white pillars. 

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The 45th annual Natchitoches Pilgrimage of Historic Homes and Plantations kicked off this weekend 
with a candlelight ceremony Friday night. Sixteen historic homes and nine admission-free historical 
sites were included on the tour of homes. 

Stephanie Danby 
Sauce Reporter 

Six thousand people spent 
a weekend in the past during 
the 45th Annual Natchitoches 
Pilgrimage of Historic Homes 
and Plantations. 

The Association for the 
Preservation of Historic 
Natchitoches and the 
Natchitoches Historic 
Foundation, Inc. joined to stage 
the tour that brings the past of 
Natchitoches to life through a 
72 -hour evolution back in 

The annual tour began in 
1954 as an opportunity for 
homeowners in Natchitoches 
to openup their homes to the 
community and show off their 
homes and furnishings. 

However, through the 
years the focus of the tour has 
gradually changed from the 
structure of the homes to the 
structure of the families who 
occupied them. 

"We moved through the 
focus on furniture, on the 
restoration process of the 
house and on individual 
activities such as reenactments, 
cookie baking and cut-glass 
displays," Steve Horton, 
President of Natchitoches 
Historic Foundation, Inc., said. 
"This year, the focus is on 
family and how families 
interacted in the time that the 
house was built." 

According to Horton, 
there's been a major surge of 
restorations among 
Natchitoches homes in the last 
10 to 15 years. 

"The mixture of the 

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The African House, located at Melrose Plantation, was built by slaves, and 
used as slave quarters. 

homes range from anything 
that's about 75 to 80 years old 
... to some that were built in 
1776," Horton said. 

The "in-period" 
restorations to the homes may 
fool some into believing that 
they are just for show when, 
in fact, many remain full- 
funcrioning homes. 

The Tante Huppe House, 
located at 424 Jefferson Street, 
has seen several generations 
pass through its door and is 
on its sixth generation owner. 

The entire Tauzin family 
was raised in the Tauzin 
Plantation at 1950 Williams 

Carol Wells, owner of the 
Wells House, resides in what is 
suspected to be the oldest 
home in the Louisiana 
Purchase that is still standing. 

Every home in the tour is 
lived in with the exception of 
Melrose Plantation and the 
Kate Chopin House. 

The Melrose Plantation is 
a National Historic Landmark 
and is currently a "working 
plantation" in Melrose while 
the Kate Chopin House is 
home to the Bayou Folk 
Museum in Cloutierville. 

Although these two homes 
were not included in the 
"family focus" category, they 
were among the 1 6 historic 
homes that participated in the 
annual tour. 

"The homes that are open 
are all different," Horton said. 
"All have different 
backgrounds, represent 
different tastes and have 
different types of families." 

The 4 5th Annual Tour 

oME DoIaJM...^ oUR To Go 

Heath Crawford 
Contributing Writer 

With one deadline down 
and four to go, the 1999-2000 
Potpourri staff are continuously 
preparing for what they hope 
will be a uniquely memorable 

Each year, the staff of the 
Potpourri has the task of 
selecting exactly how the new 
yearbook will be put together. 

This year is no different. 

Editor Melissa Robertson 
says that they began in the 
summer with planning what 
stories would be present in the 

After the selection of 
specific stories was made, the 
staff then had to write the 
stories and request pictures that 
would go along with the theme 
of the yearbook. 

Assistant editor j os h 

Beavers says that the theme of 
the book is a celebration of the 
past century. 

"The theme is 'Through the 
Hands of Time'," Beavers said. 
"We're incorporating old and 
new. We're calling a lot of 
alumni, and we're asking them 
what it was like back in the 40's 
or 60's and 70's, if it's changed 
and how they feel about it." 

The Potpourri staff has a 
total of five deadlines over four 

According to Beavers, they 
just completed their first 
deadline of 56 pages. 

There isn't time for the staff 
to relax, though. Their next 
deadline is less than one month 

"We sent in extra pages this 
deadline, but we still have to 
have 64 pages for the next 
deadline," Beavers said. "It's 
very hectic ... very strenuous ... 
very stressful, and I'm glad this 
first deadline is over." 

Section editor Earl Gates 
said that the main goal of this 
first deadline and the following 
four deadlines is to be 

"We just want everything to 
be consistent as far as the page 
layout and staying with the 
theme," Gates said. "We 
wanted to make sure we had 
enough quality material with 
no major problems." 

Robertson says her original 
expectations for the book have 
been exceeded due mainly to 
her staff. 

"It's actually turning out 
more than what I had 
expected," Robertson said. "I've 
got a really great staff, who sees 
what I had envisioned, and 
they're just doing so much more 
with it. Everyone is adding their 
own little aspects, which just 
makes for a greater image." 

The 1999-2000 will be 
distributed the last two weeks of 
the spring semester. 

began by candlelight Friday 

With candles in hand, the 
guests on Jefferson Street 
visited the Metoyer-Brown 
Townhouse, the Levy-East 
House and ended the evening 
with a reception at the 
Pierson- Lucky House. 

On their tour, visitors 
tasted life as it was during the 
period of the homes and heard 
tales of life in Natchitoches at 
the turn of the century. 

Saturday morning, ten 
historic homes opened their 
doors to welcome in the Town 
and Plantation Tours. 

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m., tour guests took 
advantage of the opportunity 
to visit historical homes 
throughout Natchitoches. 

The Tante Huppe House 
on Jefferson Street, the Chaolin 
House and the Fleur de Lis Inn 
on Rue Poete and the Tauzin 
Plantation on Williams Avenue 
all helped make up the 
Natchitoches Town Tour. 

Although many of these 
homes were of good size for 
their time, it seems the farther 
south you drive, the bigger the 
houses get. 

The Cane River Plantation 
Tour took place approximately 
20 minutes south of 
Natchitoches in an area that is 
home to the Kate Chopin 
House, the Cherokee 
Plantation, Beau Fort 
Plantation, Melrose Plantation 
and Magnolia Plantation. 

Here, visitors learned 
about the customs of planters, 
who once lived on these 
plantations and were given an 
insight to the nuances of 
plantation life. 

"We try to get the 
homeowners away from 
focusing on furniture to 
focusing on what happened," 
Horton said. "People are more 
interested in the recreation of 

Saturday evenings' 

Candlelight Tqur took place on 
the east bank of Cane River 
Lake along Williams Avenue. 1 

By the light of their 
candles, guests toured the 
Swett-Simmons House, the 
Lambre-Gwinn House and the 
Wells House. 

During this tour, Carol 
Wells performed a bousillage | 
demonstration in the living 
room of the Wells House to 
show how the house was 
constructed in 1776. 

In doing this, she actually J 
removed a block of bousillagJ 
from her wall and showed the! 
guests how to reconstruct thel 
missing section and put it back 
into place. 

The Town and Plantation 1 
Tours resumed Sunday 
morning giving visitors the 
chance to re-tour some of 
their favorite homes or tour 
any location they might have 
missed Saturday. 

"The neat thing about 
pilgrimage is that Natchitoches 
steps back 100 to 150 years as 
a town," Horton said. "It 
impresses me that we have the 
ability to do it so quickly and 
see such a positive production 
from it." 

Each tour was 100 percent 
self-guided and included free 
admission for all points of 
interest with the purchase of a 
tour package. 

The admission-free 
historical sites included the 
Church of the Immaculate 
Conception, the Bishop Martin 
Museum, Trinity Episcopal 
Church, Cunningham 
Building, American Cemetery, 
St. Augustine Church and 
Cemetery, St. Charles Chapel 
and the Lemee House. 

"Time has gone on for 
Natchitoches, but at this one 
particular point it stops," 
Horton said. "I think as we 
enter the millennium the foci 
is going back to family. The 
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Approximately eight to ten 
thousand people attended 
"Cinderella" during its eight 

"In terms of the size of the 
audience, it's the single most 
successful thing we've ever 
done," said Jack Wann head of 
the theatre department. 

"It was successful in 
attendance, color, and how the 
audience received it," Wann 
said. "I think it's one of the 
best we've done here. I was 
pleased by the large attendance, 
and the diversity in the* crowd." 

The show went together in 
about four weeks, Wann said. 

"For a show of this size, to 
be done at the first of the 
season, it was a hard push," 
Wann said. "It was a big 
undertaking for a first show." 

One of the highlights* 
the actors was performing " 
the children. 

"Performing for the 
and knowing that it's profr 
the first show they've ever 
was a great feeling," said serf 
Jena Westbrook. 

"My favorite part was 
overall camaraderie of the 
wanting to present 
story," Wann recalled. , 
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show was matching up 
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longer run. 

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MTV announced the presenters, performers 
and nominees for the 1999 MTV Europe Awards, 
and the list is heavy with U.S. acts. Britney Spears 
and the Backstreet Boys each received four 
nominations, the most of any artist. Other 
multiple nominees include Ricky Martin, Jennifer 
Lopez, Will Smith, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, 
Eminem, Madonna, the Cardigans, Boyzone, 
Jamiroquai, The Offspring, TLC, Basement Jaxx, 

Fatboy Slim and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The 
lineup of performers promises a good show with 
Louisiana native Britney Spears, the Cardigans, 
Mariah Carey, the Corrs, Jamiroquai, Sean 
"Puffy" Combs, Whitney Houston, The Offspring 
and Underworld lined up for the show. Presenters 
for the show, which will be hosted by Ronan 
Keating of Boyzone, include Pierce Bronsan, 
Denise Richards, Carmen Electra, Christina 
Aguilera, Jay-Z, L.L. Cool J and Mary J. Blige, 
among others. The awards show will take place at 
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Jackson divorces 

Michael Jackson and wife 
Debbie Rowe have called it quits 
after three years of marriage 
and two children. 

According to Jackson's 
spokesman, the couple have 
"mutually agreed to end their 
marriage" and will "remain 

Jackson and Rowe have 
been separated since mid-July 
but Rowe filed for divorce on 
Friday in Los Angeles, citing 
irreconcilable differences. 

The two met in 1996 when 

Rowe was working as a nurse 
for a doctor who was treating 
Jackson for his rare skin disease, 
vitilego. They were married in 
November of that year, when 
Rowe was seven months 
pregnant with their first child, 
Prince. Their daughter, Paris 
Michael Katherine, was born in 
April 1998. 

During the marriage, the 
children lived with Jackson on 
his Neverland ranch in Santa 
Barbara, Calif., while Rowe lived 
in Los Angeles. According to the 

media, she had little part in the 
children's lives. It has not yet 
been reported which parent will 
have custody of the children. 

Press reports have described 
the children's lives as strange, 
with the air they breathe being 
checked regularly for impurities 
and toys that have been dropped 
on the ground being discarded. 

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George Michael 
Will Smith 
Robbie Williams 

Best Female Artist 
Geri Halliwell 
Lauryn Hill 
Whitney Houston 
Britney Spears 

Best Pop Artist 
Backstreet Boys 

Ricky Martin 
Britney Spears 

Best Breakthrough Artist 


Jennifer Lopez 

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Best Group 
Backstreet Boys 
The Cardigans 
The Offspring 

Best R&B Artist 
Mariah Carey 
Lauryn Hill 
Whitney Houston 
Jennifer Lopez 

Best Hip-Hop Artist 
Beastie Boys 
Busta Rhymes 

Sean "Puffy" Combs 
Will Smith 

Best Dance Artist 
Basement Jaxx 
Chemical Brothers 
Fatboy Slim 
Mr. Oizo 

Best Rock Artist 
The Cardigans 
Lenny Kravitz 
Marilyn Manson 
The Offspring 
Red Hot Chili Peppers 

Best Album 
Backstreet Boys, 

Boyzone, "By Request" 
Lauryn Hill, 'The 

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Madonna, "Beautiful 

George Michael with Mary 

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Britney Spears, "Baby One 

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TLC, "No Scrubs" 

Best Video 
Aphex Twin, 

Bjork, "All Is Full Of Love" 
Blue, "Coffee And TV" ' 
Fatboy Slim, "Praise You" 
George Michael with Mary 

J. Blige, "As" 

Best UK & Ireland Act 
Basement Jaxx 

Lynden David Hall 
Manic Street Preachers 

Best Italian Act 
Alex Britti 

Elio e le Storie Tese 
Vasco Rossi 

Best German Act 
Absolute Beginner 
Guano Apes 
Xavier Naidoo 

Best Nordic Act 
Jennifer Brown 
The Cardigans 
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Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee 
Jones, continued its three week 
reign as the top-grossing film at 
the box office this weekend. The 
thriller took in $13.6 million, 
bringing its total domestic gross 
to $65.8 million. 

Falling just short of Double 
Jeopardy's weekend ticket sales 
was the new romantic drama 
Random Hearts, starring 
Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott 
Thomas. Hearts earned $13.1 
million, placing it in the No. 2 
position of weekend films in 
wide release. 

Three Kings captured the 
No. 3 spot with a weekend gross 
of $11.7 million and a total 
gross of $32.4 million. The film 
is based on the adventures of 
soldiers in the Gulf War and 
stars George Clooney, Mark 
Whalberg and Ice Cube. 

The critically acclaimed 
American Beauty, starring Kevin 
Spacey, expanded its release to 
over 1 ,000 theaters and drew in 
$9.2 million this weekend to 
win fourth place at the box 

In fifth place was Superstar, 
a spin-off of the Mary 
Katherine Gallagher character 

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Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas star in Random Hearts, the 
No. 2 film at the box office last weekend. 

on Saturday Night Live, which 
took in $9 million in its first 

The Sixth Sense held onto a 
firm position in the top ten for 
the eleventh consecutive week.* 
The Bruce Willis vehicle earned 
$6. 1 million to secure the No. 6 
position, but will have to do 
battle with one of its own next 
week when Willis and Michelle 
Phieffer debut in The Story of 

The Martin Lawrence 
comedy Blue Streak fell to No. 7 
with $5.5 million, but finished 
far ahead of the eighth place 
film, Drive Me Crazy. The teen 
comedy made a paltry $3.7 
million in its second week. 

The Adventures of Elmo In 
Grouchland and For Love of the 
Game each earned $2.1 million 
to tie for ninth place for the 


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Emily Leonard, 

Letters to the editor 

Prayer is not universal 

In the last edition of the 
Current Sauce, Chris Conway 
stated that he did not 
understand why there is so 
much fuss about prayer in 
school and at public events. 
This issue can be addressed on 
many levels; Iill try to sum them 
up in as few points as possible. 

The overhanging issue 
is the question of choice. 1) It 
is a choice as to whether prayer 
is said in school or at public 
events. 2) It is a choice as to 
whether one participates. 

As far as the fist choice 
goes, Mr. Conway is treating the 
situation as if the majority rules 
or rather imight makes righti 
(for instance, he says that 
"because this country is of a 
Christian majority, you can 
expect Christian prayers at 

these games") . I, for one, do not 
believe that this line of thinking 
can be applied to this scenario. 
It is the "majority rules" 
thinking in matters of religion 
and public schools which led to 
Kansas' removal of evolution 
and the Big Bang from the 
required school curriculum. 
This is a tragedy in and of itself 
because it means that children 
are not being respected enough 
to be aloud to make the choice 
as to what they believe. I saw a 
bumper sticker several weeks 
ago that stated "There is no 
freedom of religion without 
freedom from religion." I 
wholeheartedly concur. (I fully 
realize that in matters of law 
and politicians the majority 
rules, as it should; however, it 
does not and should not in 

matters of religion and public, 
i.e. among people of diverse 

As far the second 
choice goes, it is true that no 
ones forces a person to pray, 
however, when a prayer is said 
in a large group, all the 
members of whom do not 
belong to the same religion, the 
implication is made that one is 
expected to say that prayer, in 
that fashion. One may, as Mr. 
Conway points out, substitute 
the name of a different deity. 
The point he is missing here, 
and it is a HUGE point, is that 
two people of different 
religions are going to pray in 
different ways, i.e. their kinds of 
prayer can be quite different. 
In some cases, I'm sure the 
switch can be easily made, but 

I'm also absolutely certain that 
it often cannot. Also, let's not 
forget about the atheists, those 
who simply chose not to 
practice a religion, or those 
whose religion has no deity or 
deities; they definitely will not 
be switching names. But what 
this situation ultimately comes 
down to is that everyone has the 
choice- to believe as he/she 
wishes and that choice is a 
diverse one. Respect those 
beliefs and choices; if any kind 
of prayer must be had at a 
public event, have silent 

Marcie Kimball 

Greeks are faultless 


I would like to respond to 
the "Trashy Students" article. 
I found it rude and tasteless. 
I am a Junior at 
Northwestern and am very 
active in Sigma Sigma Sigma 
Sorority, our water gun 
exchange with the gentlemen 
of Kappa Alpha Order is a 
tradition that has been going 
on for many years. I took part 
in the exchange, and 
personally don't recall seeing 
any water balloons in the near 
vicinity of any ARAMARK 
workers and if there were, 
then I apologize. However, 
I'm sure these workers were 
not forced to walk around in 
the blazing sun for miles 
picking up small shreds of 
water balloon remains. I also 
think it is wrong for the 
"anonymous" writer to deem 
our exchange as immature, it 

is unfair to judge things that 
you are ignorant to. It is 
obvious that this "anonymous 
" writer has not attended the 
speakers that our university 
has hosted. If they had they 
would not have been so quick 
to criticize and judge our 
organizations (oh, that's 
right I forgot, 90% of the 
attendance was and usually 
is, made up of Greeks). I, like 
every other student on this 
campus pay to attend this 
university and to use all of the 
facilities available, as Greeks, 
our organizations have the 
right to hold on campus 
exchanges. I'm sure that the 
members of KA, A O Pi and Pi 
Kappa Phi would agree with 
me when I say that if we as 
Greeks, would have thought 
we were destroying or 
defacing Northwestern's 

campus in any way then we 
would have made immediate 
efforts to clean up our mess. 
In addition, I am not 
embarrassed by this 
University. I have visited 
many other campuses around 
the state and think our 
campus is a lot better than 
most of the others I've seen. 
However, I can see that this 
"anonymous" writer is very 
distraught over the looks of 
our campus. So here's an 
idea, why don't you form a 
clean up crew and take care of 
all of your own complaints. 
I'm sure you could get lots of 
Greek support and 
participation, I would love to 
help. Although I'm not too 
concerned with small 
remnants of month old water 
balloons or fading traces of 
silly string but I do agree that 

every place on campus could 
use some improvement. In 
closing my letter to the editor 
I would also like to comment 
on the "endless harassment" 
remark ( please note that 
harassment only has one "r" 
not two). I recall the incident 
that happened a few years ago 
and all I can say is that if I 
was continuously bashing 
and bad mouthing a 
reputable, distinguished and 
highly respected organization 
on this campus I would 
expect to get harassed too. 

I would love to hear any 
comments pertaining to my 
letter, email me at 

M. Jill Morgan 

'ScootergirP may soon get clipped 

I am writing in response to 
Scootergirl's article in last 
Tuesday's paper. 
I am not writing to dispute her 
rights of where she can and 
cannot travel, but rather ask 
her to be more cautious. 
I was driving from the Health 
and PE lot to the parking lot 
across from Keyser when I, too, 
had a close call with Scooter. 
I was paying attention to my 
driving, I was not speeding, and 
I have my eyes checked 
regularlv, so I can see very, very 
well. Scooter was driving 
parallel to the sidewalk, in tne 

street, towards me. While the 
sidewalks may be crowded and 
may not be in the best 
condition, it is far better than 
taking the chance of being run 
over. It is true that people walk 
back and forth across the 
street, but they do not walk 
head-on into heavy traffic 
around a corner during the 
morning rush (at least when 
they do, and someone does say 
smething about it to them, they 
don't write the paper). 
As close to the sidewalk as she 
thought she was, she was still 
in the street, and very much in 

harms way of less wary early 
morning drivers. No, Scooter, 
I'm not talking like I am your 
mother, or your brother, or as 
anyone who remotely cares 
about your personal safety. I 
am writing to help someone 
else avoid a lawsuit they could 
not win if by chance they 
accidentally clipped you on the 
way to class. 

From one competent adult to 
another, don't write the paper 
whining about people, who, in 
their own way, are looking out 
for you. And if that faculty 
member was rude to you, DEAL 

WITH IT. In my opinion, she 
should have said something the 
first time she almost hit you, 
and the second, and in the 
future, if it happens again. 
Don't expect my sympathy 
from the readers. Your sob 
story doesn't count when 
you're the person in the wrong. 


Tena E. Paththro 


October 12. im< 

The staff of The Current Sauce has decided that Tony ti3/^ 
Lonery's column will be indefinitely suspended from thjiw'^-' 
paper. We would like to thank the students who took time to 
respectfully respond to The Current Sauce. It is our £ 1 , 
practice to give the students what they want and curtail what|f 
they do not want. 

As editor, I would like to apologize to those readers who 
were offended. I do not make it policy to offend our readers 
as last week's article did. 


Shawn T. Hornsby 

Luce Rep 

I think the best way to solve the issue Heather Patton has Tne c 
raised is to put someone, who normally drives or walks around forth we ' 
campus, in a wheelchair and let them spend their day as * treme ^ 
Heather Patton and so many others do. *'° ^ e ( 

After a day in the wheelchair, we will see just how right ^ na jjy n 
wrong Heather is for taking the routes she does. ( ^ the 

My first choice is Ms. Paththro, since she has so &ms fr 

adamantly expressed her views towards Heather. I encourage ^thlanc 
her to take up the challenge. The I 

The Current Sauce will pay for the rental of a wheelchair ^ m f n ' c 
as well as provide someone to go to class with you and note ^ ° Ur ' 
your opinion throughout the day. ' ^ectc 

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where your mouth is! ma timi 

Of course if you are unwilling to take the challenge I wiD lemons, 
gladly do it in the interest of all students. ^ e ^y f 

We are eagerly awaiting your reply! femons' 

As far as the voting booths issue, I feel only three areas of °^ eri 
that debate merit addressing. 1 

First and foremost, I was not given anything! There is a . j \ 
process to become both Student Government President and , 
editor of The Current Sauce. Besides balancing theL e Thor 
responsibilities of both positions daily, I also throw in 15 hounprk Kec 
of classes and most importantly a marriage. I have gladly runners, \ 
taken on both positions knowing the consequences of doing 
so. I do not regret that nor do I seek your pity, but I do insist 
that everyone recognizes that I have been given nothing. Also. 
I want to thank my wife for being so understanding, 
supportive and unselfish. 

Next, we have the issue of low voter turnout. In Toni' 
article she asked if we (the SGA) wanted to build consistensy 
upon low voter turnout rates. I encourage Toni to check her 
facts in the future because this fall's election had the second 
highest voter turnout in the sue years I have been here. This 
fall, 973 students came out to vote. The highest turnout was 
last fall when approximately 1147 students came out to vote. 

YES, I do want to build consistency on these numbers 
because this a percentage which rivals that of state elections. 
Wait until the election on Oct. 23 and you will see that 20 
percent is not a bad turnout. 

While I also would like to see 70 and 80 percent turnout, 
it is not realistic. Voting is a choice. 

Finally, I want to show the absurdity of the constan: 
whining about voting at Iberville. The fact is a valid petition » they a 
was never completed, so all of the complaints about what 1 sine Sou 
might have done are irrelevant. Why was a valid petition not ^veled to 
completed because maybe ten percent of the University's Tn e 
Natchitoches campus live in Sabine Hall and Rapides Hall. bTexas 3 ' 

The vast majority of students attending school here are 
commuters. Besides that many of the people who live in core for 
Sabine Hall and Rapides Hall or eat in Iberville are freshmen toe of 21 
or sophomores who attend classes in Kyser Hall. Kyser Hall ? secon 
and the Student Union are just 30 yards apart. How much ^ shin S v 
more can you ask for? 

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fKelly finished 15th with a 
me of 28:55.85. Other 
lemons placed as follows: 

3 e areas of s ' 5ert McCormack (17th, 
19: 1 1 .06) , Todd Boddie ( 1 9th, 
, . 19:30.23) and Chris Baker 
there isa 21st) 2 9:46.88). Other 
sident and^ons w ho competed were 
icing the [yi e Thomas and Blake Hines. 
in 15 hours Mark Keough, one of the star 
lave gladly runners, was out with injuries. 
, s f (j j n . The women were led for 

THninJ fe third strai S ht week by 
,\ ao TWe' Daily who finished 
hing. Also, ]Uh a nme ^ 20:16.16. 
rstanding, crystal Munsinger and Jody 
Veierholt finished close behind 
. In Toni'swith times of 20:20.80 and 
:onsistensy 2[): 35-92, respectively. This 
check her m 8°° d enough for 1 2th and 

l-ho ^rnnii 14th P laces - Emil y Norton and 
!! TV M MulhoIIand rounded out 
here. Tnis^ De mon scoring with 24th 

lrnout was ma 27th placings, as they 

it to vote, recorded times of 21:47.68 

e numbers and 22:35.68. 

2 elections. Andujo said that he hoped 
ee that 20 "" e D emons would continue to 

jet better during the following 

»eek and compete well at the 
nt turnout, rexas A&M Invitational 

At the Invitational, the 
e constant Demons struggled to hang on 
lid petition b they competed against the 
out what I"" 16 Southland teams that 
>etition not l|aveled t0 Colle S e Station - 
Jniversity's The men appeared 
"Omewhat tired after their trip 
lesHall. b Texas. 

»ol here are Andujo brought in the best 
/ho live in core for the Demons with a 
e freshrnefl toe of 28:2 1 . Boddie trailed 
Kyser HaH " second for the team, 
How mud j^hing with a time of 29:17. 

'•her Demons followed, 
kough ran a time of 29:36. 
^elly was next with a 29:43. 
Iak er and Thomas finished at 
^t over thirty minutes with 
/VESTERN and 31:12 times. 

"I know it did not look 
°°d> but we are staying in 
ha Pe and will do better when 
' e come home for conference," 
* ld Baker of the trip to Texas, 
he women did about the same 
^h their top six finishers. 

Weierholt, Norton, Daily 
^ Munsinger all finished 
pe together with times of 
0: °2, 20:28, 20:32 and 20:54 
j s Pectively. Wingard and 
Holland finished out the 
W s with times of 21:31 
ft 21:50. 
Coach Sylvia Salinas said of 
meet, "Hopefully we will 
I e better meets, as we are 
capable of competing for 
* conference title." 
i . ^e mens' and womens' 
l T>rrQp JJ s will compete for 
r^rence titles on Nov. 1 in 








°Ueyball split 
this week 


pdray Hiii 

>ic k h C Demon Volleyball team 
% U ^ ^ s seconc l conference 
tat ° f year a 8 ainst Nicholls 
a u e . °ut dropped a hard- 
^tg matc h against McNeese 

I in* 16 Demons volleyball wil 
l\j ac tion when they take on 

Photo by Heath Crawford 

Senior linebacker Damion Brown takes his praise after slamming TSU quarterback Brock Nutter in the ground. Two 
other Demons acquired sacks in Satruday's game: Kurt Rodriguez and Roy Locks, all three with two sacks each. 

Demons lose in last quarter 

Purple Swarm lays hands on Nutter six times 

Cade Brumley 
Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demons came up short 
Saturday night in a "mud 
bowl" contest 24-21 against 
the Troy State Trojans at 
Scrushy Field in Troy Ala. 

The weather conditions for 
the night were less than 
desirable, with a continuous 
downpour of torrential rains. 

Coming into the game, 
trailed Troy 
State 8-3 in a 
3 3 -year old 
contest with 
each team 
winning 14-13 to spoil the 
others' homecoming 
celebrations the past two 

Northwestern state 
dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-1 
in conference . 

The Trojans from Troy 
brought into the contest an 
impressive 4-0 record and kept 

After three Demon plays, 
Northwestern managed to have 
three turnovers. On the 
opening kickoff, Demon Tony 
Taylor fumbled the ball over to 
the Trojans. 

After a purple swarm 
defensive hold, NSU starting 
quarterback Brad Spangler was 
picked off by Trojan defensive 
back Antonio Thompson. 

Then, after another 
defensive stop, a pitch play from 
Spangler to Taylor was muffed, 
resulting in a fumble. 

The Spangler 
fumble gave Troy State 
excellent field position 
and led to a Wayne 
Thomas two-yard 
touchdown run for the 
Trojans with six 
minutes remaining in 
the first quarter. 

The Trojans put 
three points on the 
board via a Lawrence 
Tynes 22-yard field 
goal with just over a 
minute left in the 

To begin the 
second quarter, the 
Demons put together 
an outstanding show of 
offense. Going 80 
yards through six plays 
in under three minutes, 
the NSU drive was 
completed by a Travis 
Fleming 34-yard 
touchdown reception 
from Spangler. 

Spangler, who 
threw three 
completed 1 1 passes 
out of 22 attempts on 
the night totaling 135- 
yards which included 
the 34 -yard long to 

quarterback Brock Nutter 
completed a 66-yard pass to 
wide receiver Mareno Philyaw 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Brown takes another shot at Nutter, 
forcing a turnover. 

Middle Tennessee State, a I-A 
school, managed only 222 
yards on 1 1 completions and 
24 attempts. 

NSU answered 
right back in the form 
of a 20-yard Taylor 
touchdown run. A 
two-point conversion 
attempt was good, 
when Spangler 
completed a pass to 
senior wide receiver 
Chris Pritchett. 

Taylor, who 
came into the game 
averaging over 125 
yards per game, 
compiled only 48 
yards on the night off, 
18 carries running 2.7 
yards a rush. 

Mike Green blocked 
and recovered a TSU 
punt in the end zone 
with 4:32 left to give 
the Demons a 21-17 
halftime lead. 

The Demon 
defense was able to 
accomplish something 
against the Trojans 
that other teams 
hadn't, by sacking 
Nutter six times. Kurt 
Rodriguez, Damion 
Brown, and Roy Locks 
got the hands on 
Nutter with two sacks 

pour, the TSU offense was able 
to put the game away with a 
drive for 54 yard ending on a 
one -yard touchdown carry by 
Trojan Phillip Jones. 

NSU was able to get the ball 
back with 10:13 remaining in 
the game. They marched up the 
field, with quick passes to wide 
receiver Nathan Black, who had 
62 yards for the game. 

A costly holding penalty 
from which the Demons could 
not recover brought them back 
10 yards with around six 
minutes left. 

Northwestern came into 
Saturday's game off an 
impressive outing against 
conference opponent Nicholls 
State last week at Turpin 

The Demons have an off 
week before traveling to Lake 
Charles for their third 
conference match-up as they 
take on the McNeese State 

Last season, the Demons 
knocked off the Cowboys 14- 
10 in a nationally televised 
game in Turpin Stadium. 

Goodwin will be looking 
for his 101st career win to pass 
Harry Turpin for the 
winningest coach in 
Northwestern history. 



for a TSU touchdown. Nutter, each. 
State who totaled 350 yards against As 

the rain continued to 

Demons settle for draw with McNeese State in double overtime 

Both teams' only score came during the second half, Swingler gets 11 saves 

Kaleb Breaux 
Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demons experienced a 
stalemate as they tied the 
McNeese State Cowgirls 1-1 
Thursday afternoon. 

Many weeks have passed 
since the Demons played a 90- 
minute soccer match, and things 
did not get any better on 

Neither team had a very 

good first half as neither the 
Demons nor the Cowgirls 
managed to produce a goal. 
However, the athletes showed 
lots of physical frustrations, 
with both teams throwing 
flagrant body blows. 

"We've played much better 
and lost," Demon head coach 
Jeremy Mitchell said. "We were 
lucky to get to overtime, but we 
played aggresive from that point 

McNeese scored first in the 
second half with 8:00 minutes 

of play. The goal was scored on 
a header by McNeese's Haleigh 
Lyons who received it from 
Brenna Abbitt. 

The Demons found 
themselves down by a goal until 
late in the second. 

Near the close of the second 
half, NSU's Holly Horn scored 
on a goal assisted by Tori 

The match stayed knotted at 
one and found itself in overtime. 

The Demons had great 
attacks and shots on the goal late 

in overtime. Neither team could 
manufacture a goal with the 
game still bound at 1 - 1 . 

The double overtime was a 
mirror image of the first. Both 
teams had many shots on goal in 
the overtime . Despite two NSU 
corner kicks, neither team was 
able to score, and the game 
ended in a 1-1 draw. 

The Demons had 19 shots 
on goal, and goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler had 1 1 saves. 

This puts the Demons at 0- 
4-2 in Southland Conference 

play and 4-7-2 overall. 

The draw was a major 
accomplishment for the Lady 
Demons. The last four 
conference games ended in a 
sudden death overtime goal 
scored by the opposing the 

"We have to start finishing 
people off," Mitchell said. 

Northwestern State will be 
at home this week as they take 
on the University of Louisiana- 
Monroe. First kick is set for 3 


Page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Soccer gets first SLC win against H 
Nicholls; drops one to McNeese ™ 

Rondray Hill 
Sauce Reporter 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Janet Callahan breaks for the goal as the 
Demons take a 1-1 draw against McNeese. 
Northwestern won their first game against 
Nihcolls 2-0, but lost to the Cowboys 2-0 later. 

The Demon soccer team 
rounded out the weekend with a 
win against Nicholls and a loss 
against McNeese. 

The Demon's record now 
stands at 5-8-2 overall and 1-5- 
2 in conference play. 

Nicholls State came into the 
game with as 1-11 record 
overall and had been outscored 
40-6 this season. It didn't come 
as a surprise that the Demons 
had no problem beating the 
Lady Colonels 2-0. 

The Demons got 17 shots 
on goal compared to Nicholls' 
nine and scored once in each 
half. Tori Carlino had five shots 
on goal, with one of those shots 
coming off a deflection and 
finding the back of the net with 
about 10 minutes left in the first 

Janet Callahan had only one 
shot on goal, but that one shot 
was the only goal scored in the 
second half. Callahan wasted no 
time in scoring, needing only 
1 :08 in the second half to score. 

Goalkeeper Tiffany 
Swingler blocked all of Nicholls' 
nine shots on goal to record her 
third shutout of the season. 
Sunday's result, however, was 
not as good for the Demons, as 
McNeese goalkeeper Giavanna 

DelFatti had 9 saves in the 2-0 
shutout Sunday. 

The Cowgirls remain 
unbeaten in conference play 
with a 4-0-2 record. 

The only two goals in the 
game came from the feet of 
Nicci DelFatti, whose goal came 
1 3 minutes into the game after a 
free kick. Tammy Copeland also 
scored for McNeese in the 1 7th 
minute of the 2nd half. 

The two goals were the only 
sore spot for Swingler, who 
turned away 1 1 McNeese shots. 
Northwestern was also outshot 
in the game 20- 1 6. 

The Demons did not get a 
corner kick in the contest while 
McNeese got only one. 

Tori Carlino once again led 
the Demons in shots with five. 
Kerri Kahanek and Brittany 
Cargil followed with three shots 

The Demons will get a well- 
deserved rest as they don't play 
again until next Friday. They 
will host UL-Monroe on Friday 
and S.W. Texas on Sunday. The 
Demons lost an overtime game 
last week against UL-Monroe at 

Sunday , the Demons will 
host a Youth Clinic day for area 
soccer players before the 
Southwest Texas game. 

Photo by Heath Crawfii 

Senior setter Missy Krause and freshman 
Lauren Thorman attempt to block a shot. Thj 
Demons now have won more conference 
games than last year and will continue to 
strive for greatness. 

Salinas: Texas coach leads Northwestern women's team? 


Members of 
aquired plec 

Jay Lyles 
Sauce Reporter 

When the average student 
thinks of track coaches at NSU, 
without a doubt the name 
Johnson must come to mind. 
Another name, however, has 
made its way into NSU's track 
coaching repertoire. That 
name is Salinas. 

Silvia Salinas comes to 
Northwestern from Texas 
where she spent the previous 
five years at large high schools. 
She coached for two years at 
Dallas Skyline High School, 
which was known for its 
sprinters, and three years at 
Lockhart High School, where 
the distance program is 
dominant. During her tenure 
at these schools, she coached 
several regional and state 
qualifying athletes. 

She obtained her bachelor's 
degree at Southwest Texas 
where she was a heptathlete. 

For those who do not know 
the dynamics of the 
heptathlete, this means she 
competed in the long jump, 
high jump, javeline, shot put, 
100 hurdles, 200 and 800. 

During her freshman and 
sophomore years, her team 
won the conference titles of 
1990 and 1991. 

After these successes, the 
Johnson coaches contacted 
Salinas about a job available at 

"Coming here gave me an 
opportunity to coach Division I 
and finish my master's degree in 
sports administration," said 

Salinas of why she accepted the 

Coach Salinas may sound 
like a driven work-a-holic, but 
she is not all work and no play. 
She loves to run and work out 
and attend sporting events with 
her friends. Her favorite fall 
activity is to attend football 


The cross-country program 
for the women has changed a 
great deal under Salinas' 
leadership. She led the women 
to a third place finish last year 
and is helping them toward a 
better finish this year. 

She is looking forward to 


pni Naqui; 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Chante' Daily sets the paces for the women's race 
at the Recreation Complex. The women finished 
fourth at home. 

Photo by Heath Crawford 

Sophomore Hector 
Andujo attempts to lap 
a Stephen F. Austin 
racer. The men did 
well, placing third. 


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Current Sauce 

,|. 85, Issue 12, 10 Pages 

Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, Louisiana 

See a local Chris Gaines-ish 
transformation. Josh Green 
meet Sebastian Reed. 
Page 5 

October 19. 199 1 ) 

Read a review of the new 
Brad Pitt movie, "Fight 
Page 7 

Shacked Up 

Members of the Baptist Student Ministry sponsored a Shack- A-Thon last week at the Baptist Student Center on College Avenue. Members 
aquired pledges from local businesses for staying the night in the makeshift homes. Proceeds went to charity. 

Six University 
programs declared 
areas of excellence 

Ericca Reynolds 

Sauce Reporter 

success of 

At the beginning of the 
Fall 1999 semester, five 
programs were 
designated as 
areas of 
excellence at 
the University. » > • 

Educational WO King JOT 
Technology in the 

college of outstanding 

a number of criteria to 
review the past 

performances of each 

" We were 

and I 
believe we 

nished vi 
id, "I hop 


a 1 
t NSU." 

Schroeder chosen as Distinguished Lecturer 

teachi ,auce Reporter 






oni Naquin 

For the first time in almost two 
'ears, the Distinguished Lecturer 
Series is back. 

Patricia Scott 
ichroeder will speak 
ov. 1 at 9 a.m. As 
resident and Chief 
Ixecutive Officer of 
ie Association of 
American Publishers, 
he will speak on the 
Ganges in the book 
idustry and address 
*e future of book 

"It's an odd topic, 
lu t printing was 
Rented really 550 
e ars ago by Guttenberg and now 
?e re on the verge of possibly a new 
'ay of books being delivered," Tommy 
whitehead, chairman of the lecture 
er ies said. "Books as we know it 
Jay disappear within the next 20 to 
y years. We're going to see books 
U electronically delivered." 
k . Students should be interested in 
1118 topic because one day even our 
e xtbooks will be on the Internet or on 
°-Rom, Whitehead said. 

Schroeder is a former 
° n gresswoman who left Congress in 
"96 after serving in the House of 
e Presentatives for 24 years. In 







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1997, she was a professor at the 
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and 
International Affairs at Princeton 
University. She is currently leading 
New Century/ New Solutions, an 
out-of-the-box think tank, 
for the Institiute for Civil 
Society in Newton, Mass. 

She is orginally from 
Portland, Ore. and 
graduated from the 
University of Minnesota in 
1961. She then went to 
Harvard Law School where 
she was one of only 15 women 
in a class of more than 500 

After receiving her law 
degree in 1964, she moved 
with her husband to Denver, 
Colo. Her husband encouraged 
her to challenge an incumbent 
Republican for the first Congressional 
District seat in 1972. 

She went on to serve 12 terms in 
the House of Representatives. She was 
the Dean of Congressional Women, co- 
chaired the Congressional Caucus on 
Women's Issues for over 10 years, 
served on the House Judiciary 
Committee, the Post Office and Civil 
Service Committee and became the 
first woman to serve on the House 
Armed Services Committee. 

One of her biggest achivements 
was seeing the Family and Medical 
Leave Act and the National Institutes 

of Health Revitalization Act to its 
success in 1993. 

She was a leader in military issues, 
education issues, and a strong 
advocate for protecting intellectual 
property rights. She is also the author 
of two books: "Champion of the Great 
American Family" (1989 )and "24 
Years of Housework . . . and the Place 
is Still a Mess" (1998). 

The Distinguished Lecture Series 
is designed to bring new ideas to 
Northwestern's campus and stimulate 
the ideas to students and the 

The lecture is open to the general 

"By opening up our lecture series to 
the community, Northwestern is 
really doing what an institution 
should do," Whitehead said. "We 
should be disseminating knowledge, 
no only among our students, but 
among the citizens of the 

Northwestern acquired Scroeder 
through an agent for $15,000 
through the Student Association 
fees. This pays for her travel, 
transportation, lodging etc. 

Classes will be dismissed during 
the 9a.m. period Nov. 1 in order for 
students to attend her lecture. The 
lecture is free to students and the 

the areas 
chosen. " 

Thomas Burns 
Vice President, 
Academic Affairs 

Systems (CIS) in 
the College of 
Business, Creative 
and Performing 

Arts (CAPA) in the found SOMC 

College ot Liberal J 
Arts, the Nurse fa mcn Q f 
Program in the 
College of Nursing 
and the 
In addition to these 
five areas, the 
Program has been 
designated as an 
"emerging" field of 

The process of choosing 
these areas was a 
collaborative one which 
involved the deans of each 
college, President Randall 
Webb and Vice President of 
Academic Affairs Thomas 

The process began with 
the deans of each college. 
Each dean made a proposal 
to Webb and Burns as to 
what areas they thought 
should be designated as an 
area of excellence. 

"The deans of each 
college chose the one 
program that had the 
greatest potential," said 
Burns. "We chose these six 
programs because we felt 
these areas had the 
strongest programs." 

What constitutes a 
strong program? There are 

the overall 
each program, 
the success 
these areas 
had in 
grants and 
other external 
funds, the 
success in each 
program and 
the human 
resources that 
were presently 
found in these 

"We were 
looking for 
and I believe 
we found some 
in each of the 
areas chosen," 
said Burns. 
chosen as an 
area of 
benefits the 


"It's a status-type 
designation which means 
these programs will be 
considered for funding to 
emphasize that they are 
areas of excellence," said 

By having six areas of 
excellence, programs 
within colleges are 
emphasized, bringing 
credibility to each college as 
well as the University as a 
whole. It also shows 
diversity which will bring 
benefits to NSU. 

"Because of the broad 
spectrum of the six areas 
chosen, it says that 
Northwestern has strong 
programs in all of its 
colleges,"said Burns. 

Student's controversial editorial stirs emotions at University 


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>au ce Reporter 

In the Oct. 5 issue of The 
tf rrent Sauce, NSU student 
gather Patton submitted 
^ editorial responding to an 
" Cl dent that occurred 
^een her and a 
diversity faculty member. 

^atton said Jeanette 
■ T ? n > secretary 

CSf iana Scholars' 
folded her for 
• J°ugh the faculty 
etween the back of tne 
,^dent Union Building and 
? family and Consumer 
fences Building. 

,tul< Vsaid Patton. 

bo,?. ai ? n declin ed to speak 
u ut the incident. 

W*"? 11 said Aaron 
fitted to reporting her 

f Le and threatened to do 
IOr a third time if she did 

L refrain from 
as a short cut. 

of the 


using the 

Patton said that she 
has used the parking lot — 
as a short cut to Kyser " 
Hall for the past three 
and a half years because of 
the poor condition of the 
available sidewalks. 

"It's easier for me and 
the maintenance of my 
scooter to go through that 
parking lot," Patton said. 

Facilities Coordinator of 
the Physical Plant Waddy 
Norman said, "She has as 
much right as any other 
student to use that parking 

Patton said that 
pedestrians and bicyclists go 
through the lot on a regular 

"I walk through that lot 
all the time," said 
sophomore Dawn 
Boudreaux. "No one has 
ever told me anything about 

"I make due with the 
circumstances," said Patton. 

This is not a 
disability issue. 
It's about why 
she [Aaron] 
told me I can Y 
go somewhere 
on my campus. 

Heather Patton, 


"When there is a sidewalk 
that doesn't have a ramp, I 
go around." 

Steven Hicks, 
coordinator of American 
Disabilities Act, said he has 
voiced his concern for 
Patton's safety on several 

occasions. Hicks said that 
he did it in a diplomatic way 
that was respectful of her 
choice. Hicks said that the 
manner Patton was 
confronted by Aaron may 
not have been best way. 
However, Hicks said that 
Patton's reaction was more 
personal than it should 
have been. 

"All of us are concerned 
about safety of students," 
said Hicks. 

Sergeant David Dale of 
the University Police said 
there is no law or policy 
that prohibits Patton or 
anyone else from using 
the faculty lot as a short 

An article written by 
Tena Panthro in the Oct. 
12 issue of The Current 
Sauce suggested that 
Patton was in the wrong. 
Panthro wrote that she 
was not remotely 
concerned about the safety 

of Patton but about a 
potential lawsuit that 
could stem from someone 
hitting her. 

Panthro did not dispute 
Patton's right to go where 
she wanted but did write 
that Patton should be more 
cautious while exercising 
her right. Panthro wrote 
that Patton's use of the 
street from Sabine's 
parking lot to the P.E. 
Majors lot was hazardous 
to Patton and others. 

Hicks said that had 
Panthro known that the 
sidewalk running parallel 
to the street ended in an 
abrupt curb, she may not 
have responded as she did. 

"It wasn't Heather's 
choice to take that route," 
said Hicks. 

Sergeant Dale said that 
someone could be ticketed 
for obstruction of traffic for 
riding in the street, but on 
campus pedestrians have 

the right of way. 

Norman said that he too 
has warned Patton to be 
careful when taking 
alternate routes, but he also 
said that other students 
should be more considerate. 
Norman said that most 
people have no idea of the 
hardships disabled students 
face while trying to get 
around campus in a scooter 
or wheelchair. 

Patton has worked with 
Norman and other members 
of University staff to make 
areas of campus more 
accessible to disabled 

Norman said that work 
has already begun to correct 
the sidewalk near the P.E. 
Majors' lot, and other areas 
will soon follow. 

"This is not a disability 
issue," said Patton. "It's 
about why she (Aaron) told 
me I can't go somewhere on 
my campus." 


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Irene Likely To Cause 
N.C. Floods 

The nearly one foot of rain 
dropped by Hurricane Irene 
is all but guaranteed to bring 
another round of flooding to 
North Carolina later this 
week, demoralizing people 
still reeling from Hurricane 
Floyd a month ago. 

"You get lifted up and the 
next thing you know, 
something else happens," 
said Karen Mabry, who was 
flooded out of her mobile 
home by Floyd and was kept 
out by Irene on Monday. She 
has been staying in an 
apartment supplied by the 
Red Cross but has had 
trouble sleeping. 

"I keep waking up and 
looking out the window to 
make sure nothing else is 
happening," she said. "It's 
just terrible. It's horrible." 

Barely hurricane 
strength, Irene soaked North 
Carolina's soggy coastal plain 
Sunday with up to 11 inches 
of rain before veering out into 
the Atlantic without ever 
coming ashore. At 5 p.m. 
EDT, Irene was 200 miles 
south-southeast of Cape 
Sable, Nova Scotia, moving 
northeast at 48 mph. 

Irene was blamed for one 
death in North Carolina, a 
motorist whose vehicle 
skidded into a tree. At least 
eight other people died as a 

result of the storm, five of 
them in Florida. 

Accords : Camrys Big 
With Thieves 

Honda Accords and 
Toyota Camrys remained the 
most popular vehicles among 
thieves last year, but high- 
end light trucks gained 
ground as popular targets for 
pilfering, the National 
Insurance Crime Bureau said 
in its latest list Monday. 

Accords and Camrys were 
followed by the Chevrolet 
C/K pickup truck, Jeep 
Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 
sport utility vehicles, Honda 
Civic, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 
Ford F-series pickup, Ford 
Mustang, Dodge Caravan and 
Toyota Corolla. 

The Chevrolet C/K 
jumped four spots in the list 
to third, Cherokee/Grand 
Cherokees five places to 
fourth, and Ford F-series 
pickups three notches to 
seventh in rankings 
mirroring the shifts in taste 
on America's highways. 

"Vehicle thieves follow 
market trends and target the 
most popular vehicles 
because they provide the best 
market for stolen vehicle 
parts," the bureau's Ed 
Sparkman said in a 

The list is based on more 
than 400,000 stolen vehicle 

reports submitted to the 
nonprofit bureau by its 
member insurance 
companies nationwide. The 
figure represents roughly 
one-third of all vehicles 
reported stolen last year. 

Clinton, GOP Leaders 
To Meet 

Amid rising tension marked 
by President Clinton's veto of 
a $12.7 billion foreign aid bill 
he said smacks of >s a new 
American isolationism," the 
president and Republican 
congressional leaders agreed 
Monday to hold budget 
talks at the White House. 

The meeting was set for 
Tuesday after Republican 
leaders accepted Clinton's 
invitation. They said they 
would insist that no taxes are 
raised and that using Social 
Security's surpluses to pay for 
remaining spending bills is 
ruled out. House Majority 
Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, 
said Republicans consider 
the surpluses issue "the 
highest goal of our budget 

"If it's to try and get 
congressional Republicans to 
join an irresponsible scheme 
to spend Social Security and 
raise taxes, I don't think the 
president will find us a 
receptive audience," Senate 
Majority Leader 

Trent Lott, R-Miss., said of 
the meeting. 

Campus Connections 

Blue Key; Meeting Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Cane River Room. Please contact Dr. Seymour's 
office if you cannot attend. 

Spanish Club; Meetings at 3 p.m. every Friday in room 333 of Kyser Hall. 
IRTS; Meeting Oct. 21 right after the news in Studio A. 

Circle K; Circle K International is sponsoring a Homecoming Hunger Stomp Out. All 
organizations are encouraged to attend to see who can collect the most canned foods and 
nonperishable food items. For more information contact Jeri Brumfield @ 357 - 4236. 

Phi Mu Fraternity; Hello, ladies. Don't forget to attend the Kappa Sigma exchange this 

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week and don't forget that we have Chapter Development on Sunday. Thanks to all who have 
supported Phi Mu and CMN by buying our baskets and balloons. We appreciate your 

Sigma Sigma Sigma; We'll take our composites on Wednesday, don't forget to sign up for 

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a time. Also, the Facky Prom with Sigma Nu will be Thursday night 
Mu Episilon Delta; There will be a meeting on Monday October 25th at 6 p.m. in Room 

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107 of Bienvenue Hall. Don't forget to bring your goodies for the Halloween party! 
Campus Crusade fo r Christ; Co-ed Bible study meets 6:30 - 7:30 on Thursday in the 

Cane River Room of the Student Union 

Sociology and Crimi nal Justice Cluh; There is a meeting for Wed - Oct. 20th in room 

309 of Kyser Hall at 4 p.m. The upcoming bake sale isOct. 25th and 26th. 
Students in Free Ent erprise fS.I.F.F/): Meeting time Thursday at 4:00. Members 

please attend. 

Student Governme nt Association: A ttention all SGA senators there will be a workshop 

Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the SGA conference room of the Student Union 
Freshman Connection: A pplications are now available for Freshman Connector and 

Junior Connector positions. Applications are available in the Office of New Student 
Programs in room 103 of the Student Union. Deadline for submitting an application is 
Friday, November 5, at noon. 


grades and 

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midterm grades 
starting Thursday and 
finishing Friday. Go 
to the second floor of 
the Student Union 
and present your 
student ID (driver's 
license is acceptable.) 
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to 4:30 p.m. If you do 
not pick up your 
grades during these 
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not be able to get 
them at all. All 
unclaimed grade 
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after 4:30 p.m. 

Makeup idividual 
pictures for the 
yearbook will be held 
on Oct. 25 in the 
Student Union. 
Pictures will be taken 
from 8 a.m. until 
4:30 p.m. This is 
strictly for individual 
pictures. No 
organizations can 
take makeup pictures. 

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New speed "hum ps" send stud ents down rocky roads 


Heath Crawford 
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Students are using their 
brakes more than normal on 
campus thanks to the newly- 
installed speed humps. 

According to Physical 
Plant Director Loran 
Lindsey, the old style of 
speed humps used 
previously on campus were 
installed by building 
asphalt and smoothing 
edges down. 

"They just piled asphalt 
up there and what they 
ended up doing in many 
cases there was nothing 
done to specs," Lindsey said. 
"The speed hump would end 
up coming up too high and 
we had the bottoms of cars 
dragging. Besides, they 
really didn't slow the traffic 


What Lindsey chose to 
do was to install 
prefabricated speed 
humps. He says these new 
speed humps are made to 
specific dimensions. 

'This time we bought 
some that were 
prefabricated to 
specifications," Lindsey 
said. "Even though the 
speed hump is smaller, I 
think it's probably more 
effective in slowing down 
traffic. That's all we 
were trying to do is slow 
down traffic in the 
middle of the campus." 

Lindsey says the 
motivation behind the 
new style of speed humps 
is the students' safety. 
The new speed humps were 
placed mainly towards the 
center of campus due to the 
large population of students 

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"We have so much 
pedestrian traffic in the 
center of the campus," 
Lindsey said. "We don't 
need people running 
through there 35 to 40 

miles an hour, which they 
won't do with these. You 
have to slow down with 

Lindsey says that even 
though the speed limit 
through campus is 25 

much lower than that for the 
sake of student safety. 

"It's designed to slow you 
down very slow at the center 
of campus, coming by the 
intersection at the light and 
by the student union, " 
Lindsey said. 'That's the 
biggest concentrated area of 
pedestrian traffic that we 
have on campus. You're 
always going to have to 
stop for the pedestrians in 
the crosswalk." 

Lindsey says that even 
if the speed humps weren't 
there, you should still keep 
your speed down and stop 
for pedestrians. 

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doesn't work without the 
speed humps," Lindsey 

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Professor, student selected to national committee 

University physics professor to serve as regional head for 6,000 member group 

j ^c.y Chism 

Sauce Reporter 

Gary White, a 
University physics 
professor, and his student 
pristine Russell were 
recently elected president 
a nd associate zone 
counselor, respectively, for 
the Society of Physics 

White will be the head 
of the governing council for 
the SPS, and Russell will 
be a representative for the 
students in zone 10, which 
includes Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Arkansas and 
west Tennessee. 

SPS is the largest 
group of its kind in the 
nation. There are 
approximately 6,000 




members combined in 
about 600 chapters of 
SPS. These chapters are 
combined into zones, 
which are headed by zone 
counselors and associate 
zone counselors. 

To be elected to an 
office for the SPS, one 
must be nominated first, 
and then votes are placed 
within the zones for zone 
offices and around the 
country for national 
offices. Plain majority 

NSU's chapter of SPS 
has been very active over 
the past few years. Physics 
students here have won 
four national research 
awards in the past four 
years, totaling 
approximately $7,500 in 


grant money. Also, two 
leadership scholarships out 
of 15 in the nation were 
awarded to University 

The University's SPS 
chapter has attended 

national conferences 
around the country, 
including the National 
Centennial Meeting of the 
American Physical Society 
and the American 
Association of Physics 
Teachers. Russell and SPS 
member Marcie Kimball 
have also done science 
and math workshops and 
presentations to local 
students and inner-city 
students in New Orleans 
as part of their outreach 
program. These 
presentations were 
picked up by another 
member in New Orleans 
and she presented them to 
students in Germany. 

"All of the students 
seemed to enjoy the 
presentations, and it was 

very gratifying to teach 
someone something," said 
Kristine Russell. 

The local chapter of 
SPS is also planning a 
science Y2K presentation 
in March of 2000. "Sci2K" 
will include guest speakers 
and public lectures and 

Dr. White received his 
doctorate from Texas A&M 
and has taught physics at 
the University for nine 
years. He was a zone 
counselor before receiving 
his position as president. 

Russell, a senior from 
Morgan City, is majoring 
in Physics and Math and 
plans to go to graduate 
school in Math. Being 
elected associate zone 
counselor is hpr first 

national office for SPS. 

"When people think of 
you as being a productive 
established department, 
then the administration, 
local community and 
businesspeople are more 
likely to help you," Dr. 
White said of being an 
active chapter of SPS. 

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Population increase to harm world, say scholars at University 

Gregory J. Gelpi 

Sauce Reporter 

The world's population 
reached the six billion mark 
last Tuesday for the first 
time. The mark raises 
concerns about the world's 

"In my lifetime I have 
seen the world's population 
go from three to six billion, 
and it will double again in 
30 years," said Roland 
Pippin, professor of 
sociology and certified 
sociological practitioner. 

Third world countries 
contribute greatly to the 
population increase, said 

"The United States 
population growth is about 

zero," said Betsy Cochran, 
professor of ecology and 
director of the Louisiana 
Scholars' College. 

Problems occur because 
the world's resources are 
not equally distributed, 
said Pippin. 

"There is an imbalance 
in the share of goods and 
services in the world," 
Pippin said. "The United 
Sates has three percent of 
the world's population and 
consumes about 50 percent 
of the world's goods." 

The United States 
supplies parts of the world 
with aid, said Cochran. 

"Currently, U.S. 
agriculture supports large 
sectors of the world, 
because the land of some 

" Eventually the land won y t be 
able to support the people, and 
there will be famine 1 m 

Betsy Cochran 
Director, Scholars' College 

of these populations can't 
support themselves," 
Cochran said. 

"The land may be too 
hot, too cold, or too dear to 
be used for agriculture." If 
resources run out, 
everyone will be affected, 
said Cochran. "Think of 
something that is using 

resources that you can't 
recycle, for instance, toilet 
paper," Cochran said. 

"Eventually the land 
won't be able to support 
the people, and there will 
be famine." 

In addition, Pippin 
notes the overcrowding of 
some areas of the world. 

"It's hard for us to see 
a problem around here, 
because the population is 
so snarse," Pippin said. 
"Ninety percent of our [the 
U.S.] population lives on 
ten percent of the land 

Rampant communicable 
diseases, famine, and war 
could result from lack of 
space and resources, said 

Pippin said that 
overcrowding would cause 
disease to spread rapidly. 
Overcrowding could also 
encourage nations to 
expand by attacking other 

"It [war] may be under 
the guise of religious 
ideology," Pippin said. 

India, which 
conducted nuclear 
weapons testing last year, 
recently reached the one 
billion population mark, 
said Pippin. Already some 
countries attempt to curb 
the population increase 
through legislation. By 
law, families in China are 
limited to one child, 
Pippin said. 

"Even that's hard to 
control, because China is a 
rural nation," Pippin said. 
"On the other side of this, 
European countries are 
experiencing dangerously 
low populations. Italy, for 
example, in 30 to 40 years 
most of its population will 
be 60-years-old or older." 

Nursing program celebrates 50th anniversary 

Karlv Pierre 

Contributing writer 

The University 
celebrated the nursing 
department's 50th 
anniversary and plans to 
honor outstanding nursing 

The nursing department 
held receptions this month 
m Shreveport, Alexandria, 
Baton Rouge and 
Natichoches to honor 
nursing graduates. These 
are or once were cities where 
University nursing 
Program existed. The 
nursing program began in 

Maxine Johnson, 
coordinator of the 50th 
anniversary, said that this 
gathering showed 
appreciation to graduates 
'°r positively representing 


nursing program. 


"We have maintained 
!x cellence throughout our 
)r ogram's 50 year 
^istence," Johnson said. 
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nursing program would 
continue to expand with its 

"Changes in health care 
are occurring regularly and 
we are constantly 
evaluating our curriculum 
to make sure our students 
stay on top of those 
changes," Johnson said. 

Norann Planchock, dean 
of Nursing, said that the 
University has a unique 
nursing program in the 

"Northwestern's nursing 
program was the first state 
supported baccalaureate 
program," Planchock said. 
"Not many universities 
celebrate their 50th 
anniversary in such a way, 
but we are proud of the 
quality of our students and 
the support the University 
has always given to the 
nursing department." 

President Randall Webb 
said the University has been 
a pioneer in collegiate 
degrees in nursing. 

"Nursing has been 
central to the mission of 
Northwestern,"Webb said. 
"Northwestern was 
established as a normal 
school and the next big 
thrust was nursing. There 
are well over 1000 students 
enrolled in nursing in 

Webb said the nursing 
department has maintained 
that pioneer spirit by 
making interactive distance 

education available for 

"Compressed video 
networking and the internet 
have been a few ways the 
nursing department has 
used technology to improve 
teaching techniques,"Webb 
said. "A BSN completion 
program is also available via 

Webb said Mavis Pate 
will be the first nurse 
inducted into The Long 
Purple Line. According to 
documents, Pate was one of 
the first to earn a bachelor of 
science in nursing degree 
from the University in 1952. 

She participated in 
Project HOPE (Health 
Opportunities for People 
Everywhere) and served as 
a missionary in Southeast 
Asia and the Middle East 
until she was shot and killed 
in 1972. 

The University offers a 
scholarship in her memory. 
Webb also said the board of 
supervisors may bestow an 
honorary doctorate on Ida 
Graham Price Strain, who 
served as the first dean of 
Nursing from 1949 to 1956. 

Maxine Johnson said the 
nursing department will 
participate in the Tailgate 
party before the 
homecoming game and 
invited all nursing alumni to 
attend. For additional 
information about the 
nursing department call 

ving down 

If your are interested in 
Class Council come to a 
meeting Wednesday night 
at 6 p.m. at the SGA Office 
in the Student Union. 


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Alumni band performing during halftime of Homecoming game 

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Karlv Pierre 
Contributing Reporter 

The recently revived 
University alumni band will 
perform for the Homecoming 
pre-game show. 

Jeff Matthews, assistant 
director of bands, said about 
60 band alumni will march 
on the field and play 
traditional songs such as the 
fight song and the 
almamater. He said 
graduates from the 60s to 
the 90s will constitute the 

"A band is something 
like a fraternity and people 
always want to come back 
and renew that bond," 
Matthews said. "The alumni 
of this band helped build the 
band into what it is today." 

Kristine Coreil, 
assistant professor of music, 
said that the band means a 
lot to alumni and the 

"Alumni come back to 
the band because it is fun 

and they want to relive 
memories," Coreil said. "Our 
alumni will be coming from 
places in and outside of this 
state, like Los Angeles or 

Coreil went on to say 
that many band alumni 

have gone on to be successful 
musicians and are a credit to 
the University. 

William Brent, band 
director, said that the 
alumni band was also 
important for students 
presently in the band. 

"I think the alumni band 
has the potential to develop 
into a strong presence that 
could provide support for the 
NSU band in the future, for 
instance with scholarships," 
Brent said. "I think when 
our students see alumni 

return that should tell 
present band members that 
they are a part of something 
special, a long tradition of 

Jeremy Thomas, on the 
recently reestablished board 
of directors for the 

Members from the 1964 band will be in Natchitoches soon to join other former band members from the 60s to the 90s, to performing 
the Homecoming game against Southwest Texas State. 

University band alumni 
said that there hasn't been a 
strong band alumni base f 0f 
about 17 years. 

"When alumni is strong 
it usually indicates that the 
band is strong," Thorn 

He said that he am 
other alumni have tried to 
restore the strength of the 
alumni band in the past fe^ 
years by searching through 
records and compiling 3 ji 
alumni directory. Thomas 
said that five alumni were 
asked to be on the present 
board of directors for bant 
alumni just to get the 
organization on its feet. Hi 
said in future elections 
would be held. 

"The board of directors 
will meet before 

Homecoming and discuss 
the future growth of the 
alumni band, fundraising 
and organizational issues," 
Thomas said. "We hope in 
the future to be a work base 
for the NSU band." 

Professors say new encephalitis strain unlikely to reach University 

Heather Patton 
Sauce Reporter 

According to CNN news, 
a new strain of encephalitis 
has broken out in New York 
and claimed six lives and 
infected 43 people so far. 

This virus has been 
related to Kunjin or West 
Nile virus from Africa. It is a 
mosquito-borne disease not 
any less serious than the 
virus in St. Louis. Doctors 
don't know if the virus came 
via an imported infected 
bird, via a plane with 
infected cargo or a person or 

if it's been in the area for 
some time. 

Until this summer, the 
West Nile-like virus had 
never been seen in the Western 
Hemisphere. A pathologist at 
the Bronx Zoo started to notice 
a lot of birds dying. The Center 
for Disease Control in Atlanta, 
was trying to determine what 
this mysterious outbreak was 
and found that it was the West 
Nile-like virus. It was 
originally diagnosed as the St. 
Louis virus. 

The people infected with 
this virus could have gotten it 
from a mosquito which carried 

Sidewalks to be repaired 
in compliance with 
ADA regulations 

Mary A. Freeman 
Contributing Writer 

Three areas of campus are targeted for work on the 
sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with 
Disabilities Act. 

The work will include the sidewalks at the Health 
and Human Performance building, the Teachers 
Education Center, and the Family and Consumer Science 
building, said John Winston, vice president of University 

"The work is being done for two reasons," said 
Winston. "First, the sidewalks needed repairing, and 
second because of the ADA. When these areas are 
completed, a person with a handicap will be able to go 
from the TEC building to Russell Hall." 

The repairs include making curb cuts so that the 
sidewalks are more accessible, Winston said. The last 
total made on July 9 for the cost of the repairs for the 
sidewalks was $305,000. 

"I am very happy to know that this a high priority," 
said Steve Hicks, coordinator of Disability Services. 
"They've made significant steps to comply with the ADA. 
The work around campus has really been remarkable in 
the last few months, specifically in the campus cluster 

The Americans with Disabilities Act states, "No 
qualified individual with a disability shall be 
discriminated against or excluded from participation in 
or the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a 
public entity." 

it onto others it bit. To help 
keep the virus from spreading 
via mosquito, New York has 
been sprayed as much as 
possible, pamphlets were given 
out about the virus and how to 
protect yourself, and health 
care officials have been 
handing out insect repellant. 

It was first thought that 
the virus was brought from a 
defector in Iraq named 
Mikhail Ramadan who was 
said to look like Saddam 
Hussein in order to foil 
assassination attempts. 

But the CIA does not 
feel that bioterrorism is a 
likely possibility, even 
though there was a possible 
threat of Hussein releasing 
the virus. The West Nile 
virus is harmless to most 
people. Those most 
susceptible to get the virus 
are the elderly, those with a 

weak immune system and 
people with other medical 
problems such as diabetes, 
heart disease or those on 

Symptoms are similar to 
those of the St. Louis strain 
but are generally milder and 
include fever, headaches and 
muscle aches. According to 
CNN, it's estimated that "only 
one in 300 people who are 
bitten by a mosquito who 
carries this virus will actually 
get sick," said Dr. Beth Levine 
of Columbia Presbyterian 
Hospital in New York. In rare 
cases, the virus, which inflames 
the brain, can cause 
neurological disorders and 

Scientists fear that the 
ticks and mosquitoes, which 
hibernate for winter, could 
return in the spring and spread 
the virus. Ticks are being 

checked as well, since they 
have been found to be infected 
with West Nile in other 
countries. The virus is not 
passed from person to person. 
A mosquito will bite an infected 
bird and then bite a person, 
infecting them with the 

Professor Dickson 
Despommier of Columbia 
University School of Public 
Health told CNN that the odds 
are good that the West Nile 
virus will travel to the southern 
U.S. via the migratory bird 
route and into the mosquitoes 
of those local populations. So 
far, tests of dead birds from 
Maryland to Florida have 
shown negative for virus 

Professor of microbiology 
Jerry Allen said, "It's not 
likely we'll see an outbreak 
from those birds. If it 

becomes a well-establishe< 
virus, then futun 
migrations of birds couli 
cause a problem. Because 
they've had a limitei 
number of cases, you 
probably won't see infectei 
birds migrating down here.' 

"This is a different virus 
from what they've normally 
seen. If more birds an 
infected, it could be 
problem in years to come 
don't think they would pose 
an immediate problem 
Normally, it goes from 
animal to bird. When you 
get a heavily infected bird 
population in close contact 
with humans with a lot ol 
mosquitoes it could be % 
problem. But it's not likely 
that there's going to be a lot 
of birds with the virus 
this time," said Allen. 

Late patrons recognized during memorial 

Shawn T. Hornshv 
Editor in chief 


What was intended to 
an evening of songs 
a memorial 
service for University 
students and faculty who 
have died in the past two 
to three years. 

The brothers of Phi 
Beta Sigma fraternity 
held the first-ever campus 
memorial service in the 
Student Union Ballroom 
last week to honor all 
those who have passed 

Bruce Smith, 
president of Phi Beta 
Sigma, said the event was 
originally intended to be 
an evening of songs. 

When fraternity 
members started 
discussing the event, 
however, they realized 
there were several 
students and faculty 

members who had died 
without much recognition 
from the University. 

"It was very, very 
successful," Smith said. 

A room full of people 
attended the memorial 
service, but Smith said he 
was somewhat 
disappointed in the turn- 

In particular, he is 
disappointed more Greeks 
and faculty members 
didn't participate, 
especially since the 
service honored a sorority 
member and faculty 
member who recently 
passed away. 

Phi Beta Sigma 
members presented white 
carnations to family 
members or 
representatives of those 
who have died. Pearl 
Payne received flowers in 
honor of her husband, 
Lutrill, who died recently. 

photo by Shawn T. Horns!? 
Pearl Payne receives flowers from Norman Tanner and the brothers 
of Phi Beta Sigma during a memorial service in honor of her 
husband, Lutrill. 

Payne said her husband 
was a faithful member of 
the fraternity for more 
than 65 years. 

"I thought it was just 
wonderful," she said. "I 
was very impressed with 
the program. I wouldn't 
have missed it for the 

University student 
Enrika Goins found the 
service to be meaningful , 

"It was really nice, 
she said. "I liked the end 
when they gave. h er 
(Payne) all the 

Senate Minutes 


JTES for October 11, 

Brit Ulmer 




Casey Jo Crowder 

Niko moves to 


approve the minutes 

Prayer: Joni Naquin 

Chas Vandersypen 

as amended. 

Pledge: Nathan 

Shawn Homsby 

Jamie seconds the 


David Gunn 


Heath Crawford 

The motion passes. 

Roll Call 

Jamie Hughes 


Officer Reports 


Matthew Comeaux 

The were none to be 

Paul Rome 

Joni Naquin 


Justin Courtney 

Leanna Anderson 


Commitee Reports 

JaJuan Allan 

Nathan Collier 

Vanessa: there will be 

Earl Gates 

Niko Tesvich 

no scantron give-away 

Joey Higgenbothem 

Rusty Broussard 

Earl: Committee 

Andrew Davies 

Sametria Samuels 

meets Tuesday at 5:00 

Kevin Brough 

Sharon Tohline 

Joni: schedule cards 

Angelique Duhon 

Shymika Stephenson 

Nathan: meeting at 

Bess Vincent 

Vanessa Byrd 


Jaime: Cofee House 
reminder at 8:00 
Football game week 
after homecoming 
Tuesday at 4:30 
Niko: Traffic and 
Appeals- appealed a 
lot. Don't park on the 

Rusty: SGA radio, 
website finished next 
VI. Old Business 

Joni moves to approve 
Tim Long for the 
Suprme Court 
Niko seconds 
Rusty moves to table 


until he appears 
David seconds 14-0-1 
Motion passes 
David moves to 
approve power lifting 

Nathan seconds 
Motion passes 

Internal Affairs 

External Affairs 
Phi Mu is having a basket 
sale at 8:00 Yearbook pictures 
SGA Tuesday 7: 1 5 breakfast 
with the President cancelled 
Scholar's college to be put on 

the next agenda. 
Paul nominates Chas as 
Homecoming Honey. 
He Accepts. Andrew 
nominates Earl, he decline 
Angelique nominates Natha^ 
He accepts Nathan 9 Chas 1 
The letter to the editor abou 1 
greeks and the Tony the 
Lonely column in The 
Current Sauce were 
discussed. Earl encourages 
everyone to discuss the iss^ 6 
with Shawn directly 

X Earl adjourns. 

Note: To 
616 civilly 
0r 8anizati 
Y °ur kind 
911 others, 
spoken vol 

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October 19, 1999 

The Current Sauce 

ound the 
lly nice, 
i the end 
ave. h er 

^ Melissa A. Robertso n 
Features Editor 

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T; find 
out what it means to me." 

Aretha Franklin said it 
best, didn't she? 

The word "respect" 
holds a variety of 
meanings to different 

My parents instilled 
their meaning of respect in 
me. which remains the 
definition I abide by today. 

Respect, according to 
the Robertson family, is 
something earned, not 
freely given. 

My parents never 
bought into the, "Respect 
your elders" belief. 
Instead, they urged my 
brother and I to treat 
everyone in accordance to 
the way we are treated; 
kind of a take-off of the 
"treat others as you would 
be treated" idea. 

However, I also hold 
the belief that most 
professors, college or other, 
are automatically 
deserving of some type of 
respect, simply because of 
the lengths they have 
traveled to become college 
professors. But 
realistically, this principle 
falls through every now 
and then and makes me 
reevaluate my beliefs. 

When I encounter 
those few professors who 
fit this particular category, 
I become apprehensive 
about my own future. As 
someone who intends to 
become a college professor, 
I am somewhat fearful of 
the behavior of those who 
eventually will become my 

I have found in my 
college career that, as in 
many fields, there are 
those few select professors 
who tend to abuse their 
power or flaunt it. 

Do they deserve 

Unfortunately, most 
students derive their 
opinions of professors from 
these select few. 

Students also are more 
I likely to listen to and 
follow a professor's advice. 
Therefore, this forces 
\ me to believe that 
professors could be and 
usually are extremely 
impacting on students' 
lives- sometimes for the 
good and sometimes for 
the bad. 

Thankfully, for most of 
my college years, my 
opinions of professors have 
been shaped by great 
individuals. After having 
a run-in with one of the 
most decorated professors 
on campus, I understand 
not everyone is as lucky as 
I have been with 

This particular 
professor has been noted 
for his abrasive, 
inconsiderate opinion on 
several occasions. Among 
his department, students 
fear having one of his 
classes because of his poor 
attitude towards students. 

Again, do professors 
such as this deserve the 
respect of students? 

How unfortunate that 
this professor has a daily 
|nfluence on students' 

More importantly, how 
Unfortunate that the 
University sees fit to 
continuously award this 
Professor for academic 
e xcellence and allows him 
*° teach classes to those 
w ho are most vulnerable, 

Note: To all those who approached 
1116 civilly about rescheduling their 
r ganizations' picture, thank you. 
*°ur kindness was appreciated. To 
a U others, I hope this column has 
s Poken volumes to you. 

J^et 3 e ^asti3D Reed 

ak.a. Josh Green 


Josh Green 
Sauce Reporter 

In a class that I recently 
have taken, I learned that it 
takes a while for many 
people to change their 
perception on a certain 
subject. In Laymen's terms, 
certain ideas are "drilled" 
into our heads at a very 
young age. The way we 
look at and judge other 
people has been gradually 
installed in us since we were 

Blue bleach 
for highlights 


Melissa A. Robertson 
Features Editor 

Natchitoches, and the 
South for that matter, is 
filled with those who adore, 
and sometimes idolize, 
Garth Brooks. 

The utter horror they 
must have felt when they 
laid eyes on "Chris Gaines" 
is unimaginative. 

According to several 
music magazines, Brooks is 
now receiving a starkly 
different treatment in the 
world of music. 

Does appearance really 
make that much difference? 

For a man who has 
received several platinum 
awards, this treatment 
must be hellish. 

When The Current 
Sauce adviser, Tommy 
Whitehead, first caught 
wind of the Brooks to 
Gaines issue, he advised me 
to consider doing a similar 
transformation to one of The 
Sauce reporters and spend 
the day with him, gathering 

What a difference a 
bottle of bleach and a little 
eyeshadow makes. 

The editors chose Josh 
Green, a clean-cut 
gentlemanly young man, 
whose smile constantly 
greets those in the 
journalism department. 

Apprehensive, and 
perhaps a little fearful, 
Green agreed to take on the 
job and put his life into the 
hands of Guvs and Gals 


Rinse, style 
and wait... 

further transformation 
under the hand of Ericca 

Reynolds applied a layer 
of light powder to Green's 
already pale face and 
completed the new 
look with black 
eyeshadow and 
light brown lip 

editor Heath 
Crawford supplied 
Green's wardrobe 
for the day, a 

People are 
brought up 
and different 
are formed: 
whether it be 
opinions on alcohol and 
drugs or the way one 

At college, all of these 
"different worlds" that we 
have been raised in 

I was brought up in a 
country atmosphere. 
Catching more fish than 
others on a fishing trip was 
our biggest problem. 
Though I've never been 
exposed to it, I understand 
that others have been 
subjected to "the real 

their presence. 

One might say, "Oh, he's 
just a druggie," or "She's 
just weird!" 

In order to understand 
this concept more and show 
that it's very apparent in 
our being to automatically 
judge people, we here at The 
Current Sauce set out on a 

Our editors got together 
and chose a sauce reporter, 
who happened to be me, to 
dress up as a "Chris Gaines" 
look-alike, and see how 
people reacted to this 
"darker look". 

So, I stepped out of my 
khakis, dyed my hair, 
altered my face a bit, and 
prayed that my girlfriend 
wouldn't kill me. 

The reactions I got from 
the people whom I didn't 
know, but would usually 
smile and speak, was 

The glares directed 
toward me were staggering. 

It's like when you see 
something that you try not 
to look at and pretend it's 
not there, but you just can't 
help yourself and have to 
look, even letting out a 
laugh occasionally. 

I felt people's eyes 
reading me, asking 
themselves, "What's wrong 

hairdresser, Shonda. 

Shonda spent over 30 
minutes primping Green. 
She began by cutting off 
several inches of Green's 
hair and then applied a 
golden highlight to the top 
section of his hair. 

Fear had set firmly into 
place by this time, as Josh 
proceeded to the next stage- 

For the next twenty 
minutes, Green underwent 

purple/blue stretch 

After he 
received his new 
look, Green set out 
to greet those who 
would come to 
judge him. 

Upon entering 
the journalism lab 
in Kyser, Green 
heard several students 
exclaim their disbelief at 
the sight of this changed 

"What happened to 
you?" one asked. 

Another student 
continuously shot glances 
to Green with raised 

"What's the matter?" 
Green asked her. 

"Well, you look so 
different," she answered. 

Different than what, 
we wondered. 

Another student, a 
friend of Green's, inquired 
into Green's night life 

Several notable 
responses came from the 
faculty, who were 
accustomed to the clean- 
cut image Green was 
famous for among his 

After hearing several 
other responses, such as 
"What have you been 
doing?" and "Is that 
permanent?", Green called 
it a day. 


Their problems have 
been surreal. 

The very few troubles 
that my family was going 
through couldn't even 
compare with others who 
were facing drug addiction, 
an unwanted pregnancy or 
any other tragic event. 

In some way or another, 
these tribulations that we 
go through with our family 
and friends turn us into who 
we are. 

I've been taught to dress 
nicely, keep a smile on my 
face, and always try to be a 

The environment that I 
grew up in has always been 
a place where these positive 
opportunities can occur. It's 
hard to comprehend that 
others didn't have these 
positive opportunities, 

They might have grown 
up feeling alone and 
unwanted in the world. 
Sometimes those feelings of 
insecurity and regret seep 
through and show 

Most humans look at the 
external being of others and, 
if the standards of that 
person aren't up to the par 
of the onlooker, declare that 
a freak or an outcast is in 

with this dude?", a feeling 
that I wouldn't usually 

It was a certain 
prejudice; a feeling that 
others were now looking 
down on me. 

In those few hours that 
I spent looking different, I 
felt compassion for those 
who do feel like outcasts. 
The coldness that people 
gave out was inconceivable. 

What we should attempt 
to understand is that we 
actually do judge on 

Our everyday prejudices 
come with ignorance. That 
certain ignorance is in place 
when we don't know 
anything about a certain 
person, but judge them 

How intelligent or kind 
that person might be person 
is overshadowed by how 
unacceptable their 
appearance is. 

We here at The Sauce 
know that just a couple 
hours of dressing up can't 
provide a complete sight of 
what people these prejudged 
people go through. This 
experience can be used as a 
tool, showing people most 
humans do prejudge others, 
and just realizing that can 
make us all better people. 

The Current Sauce wishes to thank Shonda at Guys 
and Gals for giving Sebastian his new hairstyle. 


The Current Sauce 

btoper 19, Hji 


Students discuss problems with understanding teachers 

Joni Naouin 
Sauce Reporter 

Everyone knows there 
are soine teachers that are 
good there are some 
teaci urs that are bad, and 
then there's teachers that 
you just can't understand. 

Many students have 
found themselves in a class 
where the professor has 
difficulty speaking English. 

Whether the trouble in 
comes from the 
teacher's accent 
or even a speech 
impediment, the 
process of 
becomes a 
challenge for 
students in the classroom. 

"In a semester last year, 
I had a math teacher whose 
speech was totally 
incomprehensible," senior 
Charlie Penrod said. 
"Several times at the 
beginning of class he would 
call my name for roll, and I 
could not even distinguish 
the sound of my own name." 

"If there is a genuine 
problem in communication, 

"It needs to be defined 
and addressed," Dr. Don 
Hatley, Dean of College of 
Liberal Arts, said. "If 
students are unable to 
understand what a teacher 
says, the situation 
needs to be 

Hatley says that 
despite the fact 
there are some 
teachers that 
students do not 
understand, the 


does consider the 

students' position 

when hiring 

The university is 

first required by 

law to advertise 

for jobs nationally 


WT h e 
interview process 
begins after the 
University has 
reviewed the 
applicants academic 
record and verified 
it for accuracy. The 
applicant is brought 
to the campus for 
the interview with 

and a committee of faculty 
and administration. The 
applicant also meets with all 
levels of administration and 
eventually must make a 
presentation, usually in 

front of students. 

Hatley says there is not 
a way of testing an 
applicants speaking ability 
other than in the interviews. 

"On the other hand, a lot 

of people in the system 
including students have the 
opportunity to say 'We don't 
think this person would 
work'," Hatley said. "We are 
all looking hard at that 
person to see if 
that person can 
fit into our 

students report 
to the head of 
the department 
if a 
problem exists. 

Students also 
have a few 
other ways of 
handling the 

"If I can't 
understand a 
teacher, I sit in 
the front of the 
class and ask 
as many 
questions as 
junior, Sara 
Griffith said. "I 
also ask them 
to repeat 

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annoyed with me, and if 
worse comes to worse, I drop 
the class." 

"I know that the 
teachers are equally 
dedicated, educated, and 
qualified as other 
instructors, it's just that 
they can't 

O express what 
they are 
thinking in 
the ' same 
^_ sophomore 
A m a n d 
Duncan said. 
"I felt sorrj 
for my teacher because he 
tried so hard, but his accent 
still presented a hugi 
barrier to communication, 
Penrod said. "I reallj 
believe that the Universit; 
needs to make sure thi 
teachers speak clearl; 
because it's riot fair to th 
students who need the clasi 
but can't perform wel 
because we can' 
understand the teacher." 

Hatley urges to student^ 
to address and repair thiidy 
problem as soon as it arises ird 
by reporting it to tb 
department head, in orde 
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Anything but my 

Tony Blanco 

Letters to the editor 

While reading, The 
Lady, Her Lover, and Her 
Lord by Bishop T.D. Jakes, I 
tan across a personal 
testimony that he shares 
irith his readers in the last 
thapter of this book. 

He talks about how the 
death of his mother-in-law 
tore his wife's entire life 
apart. All that was left were 
memories and flashbacks of 
a woman, whose gentleness 
"as an adornment to all 
*ho knew her. 

Jakes says, no matter 
jow many songs he sang to 
lis wife, no matter what he 
ought for her, and no week 
ong get away could 
Radicate the trauma of this 
loment in her life. 

He's always felt that a 
"an was suppose to fix 
'Nery problem in his wife's 
fe. but he was left empty, 
"fraid, and worthless. It 
*as at that moment that he 
^alized they both were in 
'taper ate need of the Lord. 
P oratorical skills could 

No words of wisdom 
f om anyone could alleviate 
^ pain. They, especially 
' ls wife, needed their 
'ather to become intimately 
N personally involved in 
P« situation that plagued 
* e ir marriage. What 
Nation o you need God to 
^ome intimately involved 
• Is it your finances? 
°Ur family situation? Your 
Woolwork? That broken 
ea rt that just won't mend? 

Well there is good news, 
whatever the need is, Jesus 
is a need meeter and a mind 
regulator! Hebrews 11:6 
proclaims, "For he that 
cometh to God must believe 
that he is, and that he is a 
rewarder of them that 
diligently seek him." 

I encourage you 
Northwestern to seek God 
for help. Go back to Him 
and allow Him to hide you 
in the secret place of the 
most High. In my own 
situations, I have come to 
find out that there is 
nothing that can fill a void 
in my life but the love of 

That special place in you 
was put there so that He can 
dwell inside of you. Open 
your heart, let him in, and 
watch God work out the 
issues in your life for your 
benefit. Remember there is 
no burden to heavy, no 
problem to hopeless, no 
obstacle that Jesus can not 
see you through. 

Remain faithful in the 
midst of all adversities, 
stand still, and having done 
all to stand, stand! Although 
it may not feel good to you 
now, in the end it will have 
worked out for your good! 

Yes my friend, He knows 
what's best for you and I. 
Allow him to guide you 
throughout this school of 
live.'ll never go wrong. 

Shawntell Lewis 

My name is Kathryn 
Langley-Poe. I recently 
graduated from NSU and am 
now enrolled in a graduate 
program at NSU. I AM NOT 
SCOOTERGIRL. I do know her 
and can say along with other 
people that know her, SHE 

Scootergirl has given 
people like others and myself in 
wheelchairs a bad name. I 
would like to clarify that not all 
people in wheelchairs are 
whiners like scootergirl. 
Thanks to her I and maybe 
others like myself are being 
look upon as rude, 
inconsiderate people and we 
are not. I am not out to get the 
world, because of what has 
been done to me. Also, I don't 
feel like the whole world owes 
me a favor and needs to be 
sympathetic towards me. 

I consider myself to be 
somewhat polite and courteous 
to others. Occasionally, I have 
bumped into people; but I have 
excused myself. I know that it is 
hard to maneuver around this 
campus (I have been here for 6 
years) but a little politeness and 
regular rule following and you 
will do just fine. For instance, 
staying on the side of the road 
when there is no way on or off 

the sidewalk that this campus 

I am very frustrated; 
several people have stopped me 
since the article. These people 
would ask if I was scootergirl 
and before I could reply they 
told me that I needed to learn to 
be considerate and stop 
whining. I am NOT scootergirl. 
Scootergirl has a three-wheel 
chair; it is blue and gray in 
color, which has stickers all 
over the back. My chair is a 
four-wheel chair; it is green 
and black in color. PLEASE DO 

I have several friends 
that have told me that I was not 
a rude individual and needed 
not to worry. These friends 
have been with me when I 
have been around campus and 
seen the obstacles that I have 
gone through. Although there 
is some problems, you make do 
by following all the rules 
(remembering you are not a 
CAR, you are a pedestrian). My 
friends and I would like to tell 
her to BE CAREFULL! 

I am sorry if I offend 
anyone, but these things need to 
be said before anyone gets hurt. 

Thank you, Kathryn (Katy) 

To the person who turned in the letter directed at the 
Greeks this week: 


Please notice the box in the bottom right corner of the page. 

If you can draw, we have ideas- 

and money. 
The Current Sauce is in need of an 

editorial cartoonist. we have 
ideas but we do not have artistic 

ABILITY. WE NEED your help! Call 

Shawn if you are interested at 
357-5384 or 357-5213. 


Primary elections will be held Saturday for several 
statewide positions including governor, treasurer and 
commissioner of elections. In addition, several constitutional 
amendments and area elections will be on the ballot. You may 
think these positions mean nothing to you, but you're wrong. 
For example, Natchitoches and Winn parish voters will be 
asked to elect a state representative for House District 23. 
Candidates include incumbent Jimmy Long and Taylor 
Townsend, a Natchitoches attorney. Not to mention, the 
governor's, lieutenant governor, commisioner of elections etc 

I realize many of you are not registered to vote in this 
parish and may be far from your home town. In fact, you may 
not be registered to vote at all. However, if you are, please 
take the time to cast your ballot. Too many times, people 
complain about the government, yet they are unwilling to 
expend the time it takes to pull a lever and flip a switch. 

Voter apathy in state elections is much worse than in 
national elections. How ironic is that? 

Afterall, state authorities have a direct effect on our 
daily lives. They have a much greater effect on us than 
national authorities. 

Unfortunately college students are not taken seriously 
because enough of them do not vote. In this case, the old 
addage is true, with age comes wisdom. 

Have you noticed how politicians cater to the 
organizations that represent senior citizens? Well I am sure 
that we as college students can get that kind of attention if we 
show up to vote. 

That concludes my public service announcement for 
the week. 

On an even more local note... I would like to tell you all 
how pleased I was with the Phi Beta Sigma memorial held last 
Wednesday. Regardless of religious backgrounds, the evening 
was a true memorial to all who were remembered. 

Although the original intent of the evening was an 
evening of spiritual songs, I think it turned into a great 
opportunity to add closure to some old wounds. 

They honored the memories of faculty, staff and 
students who have died in the past two years. To the friends 
and families of those remembered Phi Beta Sigma presented 

While the evening may have changed from a program 
of song to one of memory, there were several groups on hand 
to sing. The Inspirational Mass Choir sang several songs. For 
a group of students who volunteer their time, I thought they 
did a fantastic job. 

In the last couple of weeks of what has been described 
as negative behavior on the part of many Greeks, it was nice 
to attend a program which provided a service to the entire 
University community. 

This event is evident of the potential to serve each 
other, not only in the Greek system but in every organization. 
Thank you Phi Beta Sigma and all of the many people who 

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Page 8 

Fight Club is "one of year's best" 

Larry Collins 
Sauce Reporter 

If you thought that "The 
Sixth Sense" was a movie 
that you had to watch again 
and again just to catch the 
secrets of the film, then you 
haven't seen anything yet. 

"Fight Club", starring 
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, 
and Helen Bonham Carter is 
one movie that ensures that 
theatre patrons will return 
to time and time again if 
they are able to stomach 
the graphic violence and 
gore that is large part of 
the film's charm and 

"Fight Club" was made 
in the spirit of such great 
plot twisting films as "The 
Usual Suspects" and "Wild 
Things. " Magnificent 
dialogue and meaningful 
editing enhance the mind- 
binding and breathtaking 
plot twists. This film is a 
piece of cinematic gold that 
is truly one of the year's 

"Fight Club" picks up 
where "Sixth Sense" left off 
in the form of thought 
provoking drama. What 
sets the film apart from its 
predecessors is the fact 
that it not only well 
written, but it is also 
intelligent. This 
intelligence is something 
that is missing in "Wild 
Things" and "Sixth Sense." 
While entertaining, this film 
delves into the human 
psyche and what makes us 
all human. 

It deals with man's most 
basic and animalistic 
emotions of rage and anger. 


Here are the 
top 10 fiction 
paperbacks on the 
New York Times' 
best-seller list for 
last week, according 
to the Barnes and 
Noble website, 

1. Harry Potter and 
the Sorcerer's Stone 

-J.K. Rowlings 

2. The Wildflowers 

-V.C. Andrews 

3. The Reef 

-Nora Roberts 

4. When the Wind 

-James Patterson 

5. The Loop 

-Nicholas Evans 

6. The Countess 

7. Rainbow Six 

-Tom Clancy 

8. Memoirs of a 

-Arthur Golden 

9. / Choose You! 
(Pokemon Chapter 
Book #1) 

-Tracey West 

10. Unspeakable 
-Sandra Brown 

'Fight Club" challenges 
the viewer to step outside of 
himself and see exactly what 
humanity is. I have not 
seen a film do this so 
effectively since "Natural 
Born Killers." This is best 
seen in the lines when Pitt's 
character, Tyler, says, "Self 
improvement is 
masturbation," implying 
that in our quest for 
perfection we are simply 
stroking our egos. "Fight 
Club" captures man's 
hunger for pain and 

It offers that this pain 
and return to misery is what 
we strive for. It is what 
makes us stronger, it is our 
comfort zone and it is what 
fosters inspiration. 

The film also shows a 
homoerotic side of male 

Through most of the 
movie 1 thought that Pitt's 
character of Tyler Durden 
was Satan, but the 
actuality of it all was much 
more frightening and true. 

Pitt's character of Tyler, 
Jim Uhl (the writer) tells 
us what we all think, but 
are afraid to vocalize. We 

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton star 
hunger for paiin and anguish. 

File Photo 

in Fight Club, a film about man's 

soon find out that this is 
Tyler's "created" intention 

This is definitely Pitt's 
best work since "Seven 
Years in Tibet" and should 
aid in earning him a 
second Oscar nomination. 
Though his performance is 
nowhere near his run in 
"12 Monkeys" (his first 
Oscar nomination) this 
should garner a nod. 

This is probably 
Norton's most lackluster 

Arts department 
plans winter events 

The Creative and Performing Arts Department has a 
packed calendar of events for the second half of the fall 
semester. Among them are the theatre program's 
presentation of Steel Magnolias, the Loft Theatre's 
production of On the Open Road and a Christmas Gala 
concert involving the entire Performing Arts Department. 
There will be several art exhibitions, with works of 
undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty 
members being shown. The Fall Wind Ensemble and 
Horn Choir will perform and the Jazz Ensemble will 
present "A Duke Ellington Tribute" on Nov. 15. Not to be 
left out, the Chamber and Concert Choirs, as well as Men's 
and Women's Choruses will give concerts in each month of 
the remaining semester. 

Here is a complete list of events the Creative and 
Performing Arts Department will sponsor in the coming 

October 25 Northwestern Chamber Choir 

Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 1 NSU Concert Choir/Women's Chorus 

Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 1-20 NSU Faculty/Student Art Exhibition, 
Summer Western Art Class, 

Dr. Bill Bryant. Hanchey Art Gallery (Upstairs) 
November 2 Northwestern Fall Wind Ensemble 

Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 8 NSU Alumni Recital: Robert Calkins, 


Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 8-12 NSU Senior Art Exhibition: Oona 

Zbitkovskis- photography. 
Closet Gallery 
November 9-10 NSU Loft Theatre Production: On the 

Open Road 
Theatre West, 7:30 p.m. 
November 11 Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony 

Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 11-17 NSU Theatre presents Steel Magnolias 
Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. except for 3 

p.m. on Nov. 13 
November 15 NSU Jazz Ensemble presents "A Duke 

Ellington Tribute" with 

Dave Hardin, trumpet soloist. Magale 

Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 15-19 NSU Graduate Art Exhibition: Heather 

Hanners, box sculptures. 

Hanchey Gallery (Downstairs) 
November 16 NSU Faculty Recital: Dennette 

McDermott, flute; Russell Hirshfield, 

piano. Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 17 Northwestern Horn Choir 

Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
November 18 NSU Men's and Women's Choruses 

Magale Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
Nov. 29- Dec. 3 NSU Student Art Exhibition: Patrick 

Hollier, painting. 

Hanchey Art Gallery (Upstairs); NSU 
Graduate Art Exhibition: Gabriel 
Richmond, Ceramics/Sculpture 
(Downstairs); and NSU 
Senior Art Exhibition: Missy 
Pollard, pencil drawings and 
computer graphics (Closet Gallery). 
November 30 Guest Recital/Masterclass: Phyllis 

Pancella, soprano. 
Magale Recital Hall, 4 p.m. 
December 3 NSU Creative and Performing Art Dept. 

presents "A Christmas Gala" 
concert. Fine Arts Auditorium, 7 p.m. 
December 8 NSU Chamber Choir presents "Lessons 

and Carols" at Immaculate Conception 
Church in Natchitoches, 7:30 p.m. 
December 12 "Lessons and Carols" 

Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchitoches, 
7:30 p.m. 

acting effort with the 
exception of "Everyone 
Says I Love You." But what 
is lackluster for Norton is 
stellar for most 


He has two Oscar 
nominations to his credit, 
one of which ("Primal 
Fear") he should have won. 
(He fell to Cuba Gooding, 
Jr. for "Jerry Maguire"). 

Norton was strong in 
this film in a year of weak 
performances. Norton's 
chemistry with Pitt is the 
best that I have seen since 
he played opposite Woody 
Harrelson in "The People 
vs. Larry Flynt. " 

I do question the 
casting of Helen Bonham 
Carter in the role of Maria. 
She seemed out of place in 
this edgy, disturbing film. 
She was phenomenal in 
"Wings of the Dove," in 
which she received an Oscar 
nod, but this role seemed 

better suited for Juliette 
Lewis or Rose McGowen. 

Musician Meatloaf is the 
jewel of the supporting cast. 
His sheepish ignorance 
coupled with his insatiable 
need for some form of 
acceptance makes his 
character the most 
endearing of the film. 

The film is fantastic on 
so many planes, not just the 
Osca worthy 
cinematography and editing, 
but also its brilliant 
subtlety. The irony and use 
of soap in the film is 
stupendous. And the 
watchful viewer will catch 
glimpses of secret footage 
throughout the film, that 
makes little to no sense until 
the end of the film. 

It is also interesting that 
filmmaker David Fincher 
chose to poke fun at the 
industry by throwing in 
little pieces of the actors' 
past projects into the film. 
Look for a picture of 
Norton's love interest 
Drew Barrymore (obvious), 
but I also noticed the 
words "Seven Years in 
Tibet" (a Pitt Film) and 
"The People vs. Larry 
Flynt" (a Norton film) in 
the movie, and I suspect 
that there are many more 
that I will pick up at a 
second viewing. 

Because of hidden 
moments and secrets and 
the numerous plot twists 
and turns of the film, I and 
viewers like me will have to 
travel to the theater again to 
see this cinematic treasure 
that will surely become a 
cult classic. 

October 19. 1999 

Send original 
stories or 
poems to 
A&E page 

Okay, I know it's j 
little late but I recently g ot 
around to reading Argu s 
the literary magazine 
which came out last spring. 
Imagine my surprise when 
I learned that, contrary to 
popular belief, some peopl e 
here at Northwestern 
obviously did come here to 
learn. I was so impressed 
with the original stories, 
poems and artwork that I 
sat there and read almost 
the whole magazine at one 

I thought to myself 
how much I would like it if 
Argus was a weekly 
publication. Unfortunately, 
it is not. I wondered if there 
were another way that 
students could get a weekly 
dose of intellectually 
stimulating, creative 
thinking created by their 
peers and I came up with 
only one answer- the A&E 
page. (As if the Current 
Sauce weren't stimulating 
enough, right?) 

Anyway, if I am 
going to provide you with 
this service, I will need help 
from all the creative types 
out there. You can e-mail 
me, Raechal Leone, any 
poems or short stories you 
have written and I will put 
them right here on the A&E 
page as space permits. My 
e-mail address is, so 
get those creative juices 
flowing and send me some 
brilliant creations. 


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October 19, 1999 




Kris Collinsworth 

■Sports Editor 

Ever since the 1997 
football season the 
McNeese State game has 
fueled a rivalry. 

The rivalry continues as 
the Northwestern State 
Demons head down to meet 
the Cowboys for battle 
Saturday at Cowboy 
Stadium in conference foot- 
bal action. 

In 1997, the Demons 
traveled to Lake Charles 
and lost 50-7 to the 
Cowboys, marking the 
worst lost in 18-year veter- 
an coach Sam Goodwin's 
career. ^'^Sjj^p- 

The Cowboys will be 
remembering last year loss, 
when the Demons ousted 
McNeese 14-10 before a live 
televised audience on Fox 
Sports Southwest. \| 

Both team come into 
Saturday's game with a 
record of 2-4 and 1-1 in the 
Southland Football League. 

The Demons still have 
not won a road gamS this 
year, losing last week to 
Troy State 24-21 in a rain- 

McNeese comes off a 
three-game losing streak 
under the command of first 
year coach Kirby Bauchaus, 
beating Jacksonville State 
39-36 in a come-from- 
behind overtime win. 

Both rushing attacks 
have fallen prey to rushing 
defense with the Demons 
totaling 877 yards and 718 
from the Cowboys. 

Demon leading rusher 
Tony Taylor should match 
up well with Natchitoches 
native Jesse Burton. 

Kickoff for Saturday's 
game is set for 7 p.m. 

Page 9 

photo by Gary Hardamon 

Nathan Black sits at 
21st in I-AA Football in 
punt returns. 


Over the past few 
w eeks, three errors 
have been made on the 
Sports page. In the 
Sept. 28 edition, a soc- 
cer photo on page nine 
should have been 
labeled Janet 
Callahan instead of 
Brittany Cargill. In 
last week's paper a 
soccer photo on page 9 
should have been 
labeled Brittany 
Cargill but was identi- 
fied as Janet 
Callahan. Also In 
Kaleb Breaux story on 
^ a ge seven of last 
Week paper, head soe- 
ver coach Jimmy 
^itchell was misiden- 
tified. My apologies go 
°u-t to the soccer team. 

Kris Collinsworth 
Sports Editor 

Volleyball continues downhill slide 

Rondray Hill 

Sauce Reporter 

The Demon volley- 
ball team's road strug- 
gles continued last 
weekend, dropping 
two more conference 
games to both UTSA 
and Southwest Texas. 

The losses drop the 
Demons to 8-13 over- 
all and 2-10 in 
Southland conference 

The Demons also 
lost earlier last week 
against Southeast 
Louisiana in Prather 

The Demons were 
0-18 all time against 
the Southwest Texas 
Bobcats going into 
their nighttime 
match, and after all 
was said and done, 
the Demons still could 
not manage to crack 
into the win column. 

The Demons fell to 

the Bobcats in three 
games 15-8,15-8, 15-5. 

One of the better 
teams in the 

Southland conference, 
the Bobcats, who are 
now 9-2 and tied for 
second in conference 
play, got a stellar per- 
formance from 
Shenequa Bedford. 
Bedford led all players 
with 15 kills and 12 
digs. For the Demons, 
it was freshman 
Christina Stone, who 
had eight kills and 14 
digs. Following Stone 
was Sophomore Lisa 
Abner with eight kills 
and 11 digs. 

The Demons also 
visited the other team 
tied for second in the 
conference race, the 
UTSA Roadrunners. 
While the result was a 
little better, it wasn't 
by much. The Demons 
won the third game 7- 
15 but lost the other 

three as the UTSA 
improved their record 
to 14-5 overall and 10- 
2 in conference. 

The scores were 15- 
10, 15-13,7-15,15-8. 

The highlight for 
the Demons this game 
came from junior 
April George. George 
posted a season high 
22 kills while commit- 
ting only three errors, 
both team season 
highs. George also 
posted a .559 attack 
percentage, which is 
also a team high for 
this season. 

George currently 
ranks ninth in the 
Southland conference 
in attack percentage. 
At the moment, her 
percentage is .292. 

Christina Stone 
also had a great game, 
chipping in with 15 
kills and 18 digs. Lisa 
Abner, second on the 
team in kills, added 

10 in this game along 
with 19 digs. 

But UTSA proved 
to be too much, pour- 
ing it on with a triple- 
double performance 
from Roadrunner 
Natasha Biggers. 
Biggers had 10 kills 
along with 52 assists 
and 16 digs for the 
Roadrunners. Three 
other UTSA players 
had a double-digit 
amount of kills, 
including Tamara 
Luckemeyer with 18, 
Katy Rinsinger and 
Stacy Schmidt with 

After two tough 
road games, the 
Demons return to 
Prather Coliseum 
later tonight and step 
out of conference play 
to face the struggling 
UAPB Lady Lions. 

Tipoff is scheduled 
for 6:00 p.m. 

UAPB, which plays 

in the SWAC confer- 
ence, is 8-13 overall 
and 2-10 in confer- 
ence. The Demons will 
return to conference 
play at home this 
Friday against Sam 
Houston and follow it 
up with another home 
match against UTA. 

The Demons will 
look to avenge an ear- 
lier loss to UTA in 
Arlington. In that 
game, the Demons 
won their first game 
ever against at UTA 
team but lost the 
match 3-1. UTA's 
record at the moment 
is 11-10 overall and 8- 
4 in conference play. 

Sam Houston will 
come into the game 
with a record of 9-10 
overall and 5-7 in con- 
ference. The last time 
these two teams met, 
the Demons fell 3-1. 

Kelly Knapschaefer: Dallas Superstar 

Kaleb Breaux 

Sauce Reporter 

They call her "Dallas". 

Kelly Knapschaefer, the 
senior forward and captain 
for the Northwestern State 
soccer team, does not take 
her tasks lightly, 
especially when it 
comes to soccer. 

A graduate of 
Trinity High School in 
Bedford, Tex., Kelly 
Knapschaefer is a pio- 
neer of women's soccer 
at Northwestern State. 

Knapschaefer has 
been a part of 
Northwestern State 
soccer since its inaugu- 
ral season in 1996. 

Knapschaefer has 
been with 
Northwestern through 
highlights and low-lights of 
the Demons' soccer career. 
Knapschaefer was with the 
team in 1997 when they won 
their first and only 
Southland Conference 

Knapschaefer has also 
seen three different coaches, 
which means three different 
styles of playing. She has 
overcome and adapted to all 



"It has not been hard to 
adapt to new coaches," says 
Knapschaefer. "I like it 
because it has kept me on 
my toes, trying to impress 
the new guy." 

This seems very true, 
because she has definitely 
has caught the 
eyes of 
latest coach 
Jimmy Mitchell. 

"Kelly has a 
very high work 
ethic," com- 
ments Coach 
Mitchell. "Kelly 
is also very seri- 
ous about every- 
thing she does. 
This is reflected 
in her academ- 
ics, as well as on the field." 

Mitchell continued, "She 
has gone through the hard 
times here. The growing 
pains have tested her char- 
acter, but she has been very 
committed to the team 
through it all. She has done 
this by staying very posi- 

From the time that Kelly 
Knapschaefer arrived here 
at Northwestern State, she 


has made a continuous 
impact on the soccer pro- 
gram. Even when 
things did not look so 
great for 
Northwestern soccer, 
Knapschaefer was 
there. In 1996 Kelly 
and played 
in all 19 
games and 
had a team high 
of nine points. In 
19 9 7 
Knapschaefer started in 20 
out of a possible 21 matches 
that season. 

She was also named to 
the All-Southland 
Conference second team and 
helped the Lady Demons to 
their first and only 
Southland Conference title 
in 1997. Again in 1998 Kelly 
gave it all for the Lady 
Demons by starting in all 19 
matches that season. 

In 1999 it seems that 
Knapschaefer is experienc- 
ing some of the hard times 
in her final season at 
Northwestern State. The 
Lady Demons are currently 
8-8-2 overall and are fight- 
ing for a spot to play at the 
conference tournament. 

However, Knapschaefer is 
not disappointed about the 
season, but she is upset that 
this will be her last season 
at Northwestern State. 
"I was certain that we 
were going 
to get 
e n c e 
o n s h i p 
ring at 
the end of 
the season," 
Knapschaefer, but 
that dream seems 
almost impossible 
for the Lady Demons. 

So now you're wonder- 
ing where she got the name 

"In 1996 when we first 
got here, no one knew each 
other," explains Kelly 
Knapschaefer. "We did not 
know each other's names, 
but we knew where each 
other was from. Well, I am 
from the Dallas area, so 
that's why they call me 

Kelly Knapschaefer has 
showed her teammates 
many things by being the 
leader that she is. Most of 
all she has shown them how 
not to give up even when 
things seem to be really bad. 

Student can 
win 10 grand 
at Slam-Boree 

Jay Lvles 

Sauce Reporter 

photo by Heath Crawford 

Missy Payne makes a break downfield. She shared an assist with Brittany 
Cargill as the Northwestern State Demons beat ULM 2-1. The Demons need to 
win every game left in their schedule to qualify for the Southland Conference 

Thursday will be the 
night to head over to 
Prather Coliseum for the 
first annual Slam-boree. 

From 6 to 8 p.m., NSU 
students will have the 
opportunity to meet the new 
NSU offense and head 
coach. The men's and 
women's teams will take to 
the gym floor to preview 
some of the upcoming bas- 
ketball action that is just 
around the corner. 

The women who will be 
defending their SLC title 
this season will be showing 
off the stuff that took them 
to the NIAI tournament last 

The men, playing far 
better than anyone expected 
last year, will be showing off 
the new offense that the 
new head coach Mike 
McConathy has brought to 
the team. McConathy came 
to NSU last year after head 
coach J.D. Barnett resigned 
from the position. 
McConathy's offense will 
move much faster than 
Barnett's did. 

As if meeting the Demon 
basketball players were not 
enough, there will be things 
for the students. There will 
be food and a chance for one 

lucky student to win 

As each student walks 
through the door, he or she 
will receive a ticket with a 
number on it. If that num- 
ber is drawn from the pot, 
the student will have a 
chance to attempt 10 three 
pointers. If the student 'hits 
f5 of the ten shots, he or she 
will win $10,000. The NSU 
athletic department and 
NSU marketing and promo- 
tions will sponsor the con- 

Sauce reporter and SAB 
representative Rondray Hill 
has been working very hard 
on this project. 

"We're sponsoring this 
event to increase interest in 
the Demon basketball pro- 
gram," said Hill. "Our Lady 
Demons are the returning 
Southland Conference 
Champions and the Demons 
have a brand new head 
coach, so it should be an 
exciting season, and we 
want people interested in 

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This season is shaping 
up to be great for the Demon 
and Lady Demon basketball 
teams, so come on over to 
Prather Coliseum Thursday 
and get a preseason look at 
what the Demons will be 
doing to the competition all 
season long. 


Free Food ! ! ! Cash Prizes ! ! ! 

Win Up To $10,000 




Thursday. October 21. 1999 

6:00P.m. - 8:20P.M. 

Prather Coliseum 

Sponsored By: S.A.B. and The Athletic Department] 
For More Information Call Rondray Hill at 357- 



FALL 1999 Homecoming Week Activities 

Blood Drive 
In Front of the Union 10am - 3pm 

Car Painting- 
Show your Demon Pride!!! 
In front of the Student Union llam-3pm. 

Drive In Movie- 
8pm at Turpin Stadium- Bring your 

£icod_Dri vs — ~ -■ 

Front of thZrw ' 

or the Un lon 10 _ 

interactive V;^_ JFm 

rtndout the Banner and Fl n „t r 

On the Rj ver ^7 f be ™«rded! 

r ° nt(domt0 ^) following the 


Blood Drive 
In Front of the Union 10am 
Photo Buttons- 
Picture it!! 
Take home vour own Homecoming Button! 
In the Student Union llam-3pm 
IM Fun Run & BBO 
Free T-shirts and prizes! Free BBQ for 

Sign up for the Fun Run at the IM Bldg. 
Run starts @ 4:30- BBQ after! 

Come Show Your Demon Spirit!!! 
Ham Turpin Stadium 



Register Your 
Organization or Residence 
Hall for Homecoming 

Banner Contest- 4 Categories 
Religious- 1st Place: $50 
Greeks- 1st Place: $50 
Organizations- 1st Place: $50 
Use a flat twin-sized sheet- make sure your baner relates to 
beating the Southwest Texas Bobcats or the Homecoming 
theme: "From normal to Now: Dancing Through the Decades." 

Float Contest- 4 Categories 
Religious- 1st Place: $50 
Greeks- 1st Place: $50 
Organizations- 1st Place: $50 

Overall Winner: $150 

Lip Sync Contest 
1st place: $75 
2nd place: $50 
3rd place: $25 
**Register for any or all of these contests in the 
Student Activities Office-Student Union Room 214. 
New Deadline:Thursday, October 21, 1999!!! 


Attention all organizations: $100 dollar grants to the best ideas for fun 1 
booths at the block par it planned for november 12, 1999 (l.e. games, face painting, 
bobbing for apples...). you make the call and send it to us. 

Submit three ideas to the Student Activities Board for review and the top 
10 organizations chosen for the block part/ will receive a $100 grant for their 
organization. this is also a way to collect cans for your organization's goal for 
the canned food drive going on throughout the month. just another way 
Northwestern State University and the Student Activities Board gives back to 


Contact name and phone number: 
Ideas for different events: 



Cut out and please return this section to the SAB office in the Student 
Union by November 2, 1999. Make it in care of Lagnappe Committee. If there are 
any questions concerning the event please contact Susanna Deshotel or Gary T. 
Rushworth, Jr. at the SAB office: 357-6511. 

For questions regarding any of 
these events call the Student 
Activities Board at 357-6511. 
Come out and take advantage 
of the events held just for 


tfhe Current Sauce 

Millennium Series 

Homecoming 1999 

Millennium Series 


Millennium celebrated throughout University f- 

Angela McCorkle 

This year the University is celebrating 
the millennium in different ways. 

"This institution has accomplished 
many milestones during this century," 
Randall Webb, president of the University, 

The millennium celebrations tie the 
traditional activities with a millennium 
theme. The activities celebrate the history 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
The University's Millennium Celebration was continued with a 
special half-time performance by the Spirit of Northwestern 
Demon Marching Band, featuring musical selections from sev- 
eral decades and concluding with a fireworks show. 

of NSU and Natchitoches, as well as, 
items that will concern students of NSU 
and residents of the city in the future. 

"First of all, we started the idea for 
the millennium celebration maybe 
three years ago, when I appointed a 
committee from among the college of 
liberal arts to start thinking about the 
millennium celebration for the univer- 
sity as a whole," Don Hatley, dean of the 
college of liberal arts, said. "And gradu- 
ally it developed into a universi- 
ty wide concept, with Dr. Webb's 
support. And a year and a half 
ago we had a meeting of people 
from the university and from 
the community to set the dates 
for the millennium celebration. 
And we set it beginning Oct. 1, 
1999 and ending May 15, 2000." 

The committee selected 
four different areas for the cele- 
bration. They are millennium of 

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the individual, family, and com- ~ • n jv> j ou n ^ i • * j • *u «J 
. J . Guy Davis Qeft) and Shelley Colvm starred in the theatre 

mumty; millennium of the mind program's October production of "Cinderella. "The musi- 
and imagination; millennium of C al was presented as part of the University's millennium 
the spirit; and millennium of the celebration, 

The department of creative 
and performing arts began its mil- 
lennium celebration with the Spirit 
of Northwestern performing a mil- 
lennium halftime show on Oct. 2. 
Each era was represented by a 
musical selection. 

The theatre program has 
planned four major activities to cel- 
ebrate the millennium. 
"Cinderella" was staged as the cel- 
ebration of millennium of mind and 

In the future, three more 
major activities are planned. Bobby 
Harling's play "Steel Magnolias" 
will be staged Nov 11-17 to cele- 
brate the millennium of the individ- 

ual, family, and community. Hatley said 
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"Galileo" on Feb. 28 through Ma** 
3.0ther departments at NSU have go$* 
involved with the millennium celebrati 011 ' 
The journalism department will ha^ 
millennium theme for its journalism ^ 
on Dec. 3. 

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From the editor 

The approaching millennium has 
inspired people to reflect upon their histo- 
ry, rejoice in their traditions and rekindle 
old friendships. The University has done 
the same by instituting a Millennium twist 
on regular programs. 

The staff of The Current Sauce felt that 
Homecoming is one of the moments 

throughout the year that deserves 
special recognition. Thus, the first 
special edition of the Millennium 
Series is dedicated to all of the pro- 
grams and people who make this time of 
the year so special. 

It is our hope that we can capture those 
events in a series for the community and 

Thanks to the cooperation of Doug 
Ireland, director of sports information, and 
the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame the cover 

featuring sports equipment was made po s ' 

Other Millennium Series will include 
the Christmas Festival edition and a Spri^ 
edition. All of the Millennium Series will 
distributed primarily to the community & 

Advertisers are encouraged to call early 
to reserve space in the Millennium Series- 
Thank you for your support. 

Shawn T. Horn 

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The Student Activities Board plans to 
take students on a journey "from normal to 
now" during this year's Homecoming 

Homecoming Week activities began on 
Oct. 25 with a blood drive in front of the 
Student Union. Eligible students were 
le to donate their plasma Monday 
rough Thursday at the blood drive. 

Laser Tag was held in the Student 
Jnion Ballroom from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
lere, students could zap their friends one- 
in-one or team-against-team battles. 

Homecoming Hunnie began at 7 p.m. in 
foe Student Union Ballroom. 

This was a pageant for guys nominated 
V different organizations on campus and 
l^as judged by the Homecoming Court. 
The winner, Will Hooper, received a prize 
of $50. 

Immediately following the 

Homecoming Hunnie pageant was the Lip 
Sync Contest. This contest was open to 
any organization or student formed group, 
deluding resident halls. Seventy-five dol- 
ors was awarded to the first place winners 
a Omicron' Pi. Second place went to 

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Members of Sigma Nu Fraternity perform in the Lip Sync Contest Monday, sponsored by the Student 
Activities Board. Winners in the contest were: Alpha Omicron Pi, first place; Sigma Sigma Sigma, second 
place and third place went to Pi Kappa Phi and Kappa Alpha. The Lip Sync Contest was just one of many 
events held for students during Homecoming Week 1999. 


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Photo by Heath Crawford 

jj -^-coming Hunnie has become a highlight of the 
becoming Week events. 

Banners were judged by selected indi- 
viduals in the University as well as the 
community. Their judgment was based on 
four categories: religious, Greek, residence 
and other. A $50 prize was awarded to 
m the first place winner of each category 
y Tuesday, students made their own 
music videos and took a copy home to 
show their friends in the Interactive 
Video activity. This was held from 11 
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union 

At 8 p.m., Abbey Road, a 60's cover 
band, performed in the Student Union 

Wednesday's activities began with a 
photo-button photo shoot in the Student 
Union Lobby at 11 a.m. and ended with 
the IM Fun Run and Bar- B- Que. 

The Fun Run was a 5k, 3.1 mile, 
marathon that began at 4:30 p.m. The 
first 150 people that entered the 
marathon received a free T-shirt and 
prizes were awarded to the winner of 
the race. 

After the race, there was a Bar-B- 
Que and miniature pep rally in front of 
the IM Building for anyone who wanted 
to attend. Prizes donated by local busi- 
nesses were raffled off during these IM 


Thursday, the Homecoming Court 
painted school spirit on student cars at 11 
a.m. in front of the Student Union. 

At 4 p.m, the Student Union 
Ballroom was transformed into a 
Halloween-type setting for the Greek 

Here, children dressed up in their 
Halloween costumes, paid a nickel for a 
ticket and won candy and prizes. 

The drive-in movie began at 8 p.m. on 
the football field. Students brought a 
blanket, snacks and some earplugs 
because "The Blair Witch Project" was the 
feature presentation. 

Friday's activities started at Prather 
Coliseum with the float contest at 4 p.m. 
The first place winner of this contest 
received $50 and $150 was awarded for the 
best overall float. 

The Homecoming parade began at 5 
p.m. in the Coliseum parking lot and ended 
with a pep rally on the riverbank. 

A bonfire was blazing in the field at the 
bottom of Greek Hill at 10 p.m, bringing 
an end to the Homecoming Week activities. 

Kick-off for the Homecoming game is at 
11 Saturday morning. 

Millennium Series 

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University honoree remembered for missionary work 

Ericca Reynolds 

Mavis Pate made an 
impact on the world in the 
mid 1900's through her 
faith and talents as a 

At the age of 3, she 
knew she wanted to be a 
nurse. Pate was one of the 
youngest women to enter 
nurses' training at the 
North Louisiana School of 
Nursing in Shreveport at 
the age of 16. She was also 
one of the first to earn a 
bachelor of science in nurs- 
ing from the University in 

Pate was inducted 
into the University's Long 
Purple Line Friday. 

In 1960, Pate was 
one of 22 nurses chosen to 
participate in Project 
HOPE (Health 
Opportunities for People 
Everywhere). She served 
as the operating 
room supervisor for the SS 
Hope's maiden voyage to 
Southeast Asia. This was a 
ship that had been used 
during wartime and was 
converted to a hospital 

Pate worked at a 
hospital in Gaza for a year 
and a half and was riding 
in a vehicle with another 
missionary and his three 
daughters to get medical 
supplies when Arab guerril- 
las open fired on their vehi- 

"They thought they 
were firing on an Israeli 

army vehicle," said Genie 
Normand, Pate's stepsister. 
"They fired without know- 
ing who they were firing 

According to 
Normand, Pate always said 
should she be serving some- 
where in another country 
when her time came to die 
and that she was to be 
buried there. 

"As a Christian, I try 
to tell people that it's the 
spirit and the soul that's 
important, not the body, 
and to bring a body home 
without the soul and spirit 
would defy what I've been 
trying to teach," said Pate 
when confiding to Normand 
many years ago. 

A close family friend, 
Phyllis Collins, watched 
the funeral on television. 

"I remember the hor- 
ror of it," said Collins. "It 
was a hard thing to accept 
but we and her family knew 
she died doing what she 

The funeral service 
was broadcast on national 

A Christian had not 
been buried in Gaza in 
almost 400 years, so there 
was no 

Christian cemetery. The 
hospital where Pate worked 
agreed to set up a court- 
yard area in her memory on 
the grounds of the hospital. 

A book "Clothed in 
White" has since been writ- 
ten about the life of Pate. 
Collins hopes the book gets 

the point across that "we're 
only here for a short while 
and we, as Christians, 
should do the things God 
tells us to do." 

Pate was a much 
loved person. A scholarship 
was established at NSU by 

doctors and nurses in 

"I hope the nursing 
students of today have the 
same strong, Christian 
work ethic Mavis had," said 

Both Normand and 
Collins are happy about 
Pate being inducted into 
the Long Purple Line. 

"My church, we do a 
great deal in trying to raise 
funds for foreign missions," 
said Normand. "This could 
not be a better time." 

Mavis Pate 

1999 Current Sauce Staff 


Shawn T. Hornsby 

Managing Editor 
Josh Beavers 

Features Editor 
Melissa A. Robertson 

Sports Editor 
Kris Collinsworth 

A&E Editor 
Raechal Leone 

Copy Editor 
Amy Haney 

Photo Editor 
Heath Crawford 


Tommy Whitehead 

Special Thanks: 
Sports Information, 
Athletic Director Greg 
Burke, NSU Baseball, 
Football and Basketball 

Our writers: Ericca, 
Stephanie, Raymond, 
Angela, Greg, Joni, and 
everyone else who sup- 
ported us. 

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Millennium Series 

Blue Key celebrates 40 years of service and academics 


Joni Naquin 

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity 
celebrates their 40th anniversary tonight. 

Blue Key will honor the chapter's first 
president. Eugene Scott who will be repre- 
sented by his wife Shirley Scott. The recep- 
tion will be in the Cane River room in the 
Friedman Student Union after the game. 

Dean Dudley Fulton who served as 
dean of men at the time of the organiza- 
tions inception will also be welcomed back 
to the University. 

Blue Key was founded as a national 
honor fraternity in 1925 and is comprised 
°f 125 chapters across the United States. 
This chapter was the 59th selected charter. 
Members must maintain at least a 3.0 
GPA, be an officer in one campus organiza- 
tion and a member of at least one other 

Blue Key is expecting the family of 
Dean Leonard Nichols to be in attendance. 
Nichols affectionately referred to as 'Dean 
Nick' chartered the first-ever alumni chap- 
ter of Blue Key prior to his retirement in 
1970. He will be honored at the reception 

as well. 

During these celebrations, Blue Key 
will also hand out Certificates of Initiation 
to their new members. 

"This celebration is just continuing and 
honoring the traditions the first chapter 
started," Blue Key President Tim Long 
said. "It's a way to celebrate our past, our 
present and our future." 

"We chose Homecoming to honor our 
alumni and anniversary because there's no 
better time to honor them than during 

Homecoming," Long said. "Most of the 
alumni will be attending the football game 
and this is another special event for them." 

Long credited Cheryl Dowden, vice 
president of Blue Key member for listing 
and contacting many of the alumni mem- 

"She spent the summer looking up the 
address to all of our alumni," he said. "She 
has been a tremendous asset and bonus to 
Blue Key." 


to the 1999 Homecoming 


and Will Hooper, 1999 
Homecoming Hunnie 

From the brothers of Sigma Nu and the 
largest Sigma Nu candidate class in the 


Millennium Series 

Page M?a 

Demons set on homecoming Nicknames 

Kris Collinsworth 

The Northwestern State 
Demons will be looking for a lot 

On national television, The 
Northwestern State Demons will 
engage the Southwest Texas 
State Bobcats in conference foot- 
ball action. 

Fans will be able to catch the 
game on Fox Sports Net in 
Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, 
Oklahoma and New Mexico. The 
potential audience for 
Saturday's game is expected at 
6.5 million. 

Veteran head coach Sam 
Goodwin will search for his 
101st win against the Bobcats in 
his 19th with Northwestern 
State. The 1998 Southland 
Football League Coach of the 
Year could surpass Harry 
Turpin, making him the win- 
ningest coach in football history. 

Goodwin, along with 
women's basketball head coach 
James Smith and men's track 
coach Leon Johnson, will be 
inducted in the Graduated 'N' 
Club Saturday. 

Northwestern comes into 
tomorrow's ordeal after a frus- 

photo by Gary Hardamon 

The Northwestern State Demons will be looking for the kill 
Saturday, since losing 20-17 to McNeese. This game will be 
a defense matchup, pitting the best two defenses in the 
Southland Football League. 

trating 20-17 loss to the 
McNeese State Cowboys at 
Cowboy Field. That makes the 
second straight game that the 
Demons have lost by only three 
points. The Demons make great 
stride, posting a season best 27 
first downs. 

Senior quarterback Brad 
Spangler acquired the lOth-best 
single-game total in school histo- 
ry, throwing for 313 yards. He 
has a 46 percent passing effi- 
ciency and has totaled 2,079 in 
two seasons with the Demons. 

Saturday's matchup will pit 
the top two rushers in the SFL 
against one another. Sophomore 
tailback Tony Taylor and 
Southwest Texas' Bronson 
Sanders shared the No. 1 & 2 
spots. Tony "the Tiger" Taylor 
has nine 100-yard games 
notched in his career. He had 
three straight before running for 
44 yards on 18 carries against 
Troy State. 

Saturday's game will house 
the top two defense in the con- 
ference. Southwest Texas 
defense has only allowed 237 
yards per game, and let the run- 
ning game have only 85 yards 
per game. 

The Purple Swarm rest at 
second in the league within total 
defense (299 yards per game) 
and leads the SFL in pass effi- 
ciency defense (105.1 rating.) 

This series goes back 17 
years. The Demons have pre- 
vailed over Southwets Texas 34- 
10 and have won the last three 
games. In those, the Demons 
have outscored the Bobcats 114- 

Also, check out the Jack 
Clayton plaza, which now 
resides behind the south end 
zone. It symbolizes the hard 
work of coach Clayton and his 
team which went undefeated in 

1-49, Pyscho, Elvis. Thes 
sound like callsigns out of GI Joe 
They are the nicknames of th 
Northwestern State Demons foot 

These names are used as muc 
as the numbers they wear. 

Players get these names in dii 
ferent ways. Some get them froi 
something unusual. Some are jus 
a form of bragging rights. Here ai 
just a few. 

Potatohead - Maurice Dodie 
Duke -- Mike Green 
Thor - Thalamus Rogers 
Zablua -- Zach Rogers 
Kool-Aid - Orlando Hamilton 
Malcolm X - Myron Harris 
Kerry Rogers Hillard Jones 
Kerry Hillard 
Jabberjaw -- Joesph Jones 
Toast - Daiquiri Rabb 
Silent Assassin-Charvis RichmoW 
Quiet Storm -- Tony Washington 
Mrs. Doubtfire -- Marc Holmes 
Ray-Ray Damion Brown 
The Snake - Jake Michel 
The Turtle - Terrence McGee 
Pink Panther - B.J. Williams. 
The Tiger - Tony Taylor 
Too Smooth -T.J. Sutherland 
Elvis - Williams Broussard 
Meat Pie - Brad Skinner 
Moose -- Todd Demoss 
Riggs, Chess Player-Shawn GrisW 
Thin Man - Kendrick Llorens 
Hit Man - Ahmad Willis 
Iceman -- Nathan Black 
Lone Ranger-- Eric Granger 
Double Clutch Jeremy McCulloU^ 
Oncoming - Oscar Comeaux 
Coach Black - Harris Wilson 


Referee - Paul Labenne 
Umpire - Ronnie Jones 
Lineman - Bob Hix 
Line Judge - Dave Nesmit^ 1 
Side Judge - Steve Whitbe^ 
Field Judge - Chuck Miers 
Back judge - Randall Howe ] 


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SE - 8 Chris Pritchett 
TE - 85 Davin White 
LT - 70 Oscar Comeaux 
LG - 74 Gene Tennison 
C - 53 William Broussard 
RG - 66 Ryan Sweezy 
RT - 73 Brian Whaley 
FL - 8 1 Eric Granger 
FB - 97 Jeremy McCullough 
TB - 36 Tony Taylor 
QB - 1 1 Brad Spangler 

DE - 56 Roy Locks 
DT - 96 Herchel Monroe 
NT - 75 Chris Jones 
DE - 40 Ahmad Willis 
SLB - 84 Jake Michel 
MLB - 58 Kurt Rodriguez 
WLB - 49 Damion Brown 
LCB - 2 Kendrick Llorens 
RV- 5 Mike Green 
FS - 9 B.J. Williams 
RCB - 26 Terrence McGee 

K- 18 Clint Sanford 
KO- 91 Brad Cobb 
P - 32 Mark Holmes 




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First Downs 

Rushing Yards 





Yards gained rushing 1237 
Yards lost rushing 245 
Rushing attempts 252 
Average per game 141 .7 
Passing yards 1 560 

Att.-Comp-lnt. 232-99-18 
Average per Game 222.9 
Total Offense Yards 2552 
Total Plays 484 
Average per game 364.6 
Kickoff Returns/ Yds. 27-475 
Punt Returns/ Yds. 24-224 
Fumbles/Lost 14-7 
Penalties/ Yards 66-612 
Punts-Avg. 31-41.5 
Time of Possession 29:13 
3rd Down Conv. 35/99 
4th Down Conv. 4/1 2 

Northwestern State 
dominates opponents 
at Turpin, Texas 

Kris Collinsworth 

When at home. The 
Northwestern State Demons are 
a force to be reckoned with. 

Three of the finals four home 
game of this season will be held 
J n Turpin Stadium, which will be 
£ice for a team that has faced 
five of seven game at other loca- 

Northwestern has mark of 
? 5-28-l (.726) amidst the bleach- 
ers of Turpin. 

The Demons have won 14 of 
their last 16 game and 17 of 
their last 21 at the Pit a.k.a. 
iurpin Stadium. 

As the Southland Conference 
Champions, the went 6-2 last 
year at home. 

As far as the type of field 
they pl a y orij Northwestern is 
1 'of 20 in game played on turf. 

The Demons were 7-2 last 
season on the fake grass (six at 
home, one a t Stephen F. Austin) 

Northwestern is 70-38-1 

under the reign of 17th year vet- 
eran head coach Sam Goodwin 
on artificial turf, including 21 
wins in their last 27 opportuni- 

The Demons have won 26 of 
their last 34 on turf and are 48- 
24 (.667) on turf in the '90s. 

The Demons have controlled 
the Texas counterparts for the 
past 11 straight games. 

Northwestern State has not 
lost a game to a Texas opponents 
since 1995, when that season 
ended with a 25-20 loss to 
Stephen F. Austin. 

Northwestern State has 
been solid in the red zone-the 
opponent 30-yard line or closer- 
scoring on 8 of it 12 pay dirt 

They went 3-7 against 
McNeese, with two muffed field 
goals and two interceptions. 

Northwestern State has 
scored 19-40 this season, They 
are 10-11 in two wins and 9-29 in 
two losses. 

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First Downs 

Rushing Yards 


Yards gained rushing 1170 
Yards lost rushing 246 
Rushing attempts 274 
Average per game 132.0 
Passing yards 1039 
Att.-Comp-lnt. 227-107-10 
Average per Game 148.4 
Total Offense Yards 1963 
Total Plays 501 
Average per game 280.4 
Kickoff Returns/ Yds. 20-386 
Punt Returns/ Yds. 20-205 
Fumbles/Lost 16-10 
Penalties/ Yards 52-448 
Punts./ Avg. 46-42.1 
Time of Possession 32:25 
3rd Down Conv. 34/112 
4th Down Conv. 5/13 




WR - 4 Tyson Olivo 
TE - 88 Brett Fohler 
LT - 65 Todd Otte 
LG - 69 Joe Wooten 
C - 64 Bill Wyman 
RG - 68 Julius Wilson 
SE - 3 D'Angelo Torres 
WR - 18 Marvin Giddings 
RB - 12 Bronson Sanders 
QB - 13 Spergon Wynn 

LDE - 56 Ryan Wilkes 
DT - 76 Mike McClure 
NT - 99 Clenton Ballard 
RDE - 92 Ben McCellan 
SLB - 54 Myron Coleman 
MLB - 32 Greg Pitts 
WLB - 34 C. J. Caroll 
LCB - 5 Kendall Jones 
SS - 20 Sterling Rogers 
FS - 7 Cliffton Black 
RCB - 2 Darrick Vaughn 

PK - 37 Justin Martinez 
P - 24 Rick Barrow 


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Make it a 'Goodwin 7 



Photos courtesy of NSU Photo Lab 
Sam Goodwin, head Demon football coach, is on the verge of becoming 
the winningest coach in the history of University football. Harry S. "Rags" 
Turpin originally set the record at 100 wins. Goodwin has struggled for 
the record since earning his 100th win against Nicholls 42-17. Goodwin 
now faces Southwest Texas, a team the Demons have beat three years 
straight. Against Texas teams, the Demons have won 11 games straight. 
The Demons have not lost to a Texas team opponent since 1995, when the 
season ended with a 25-20 defeat to Stephen F. Austin. 

Goodwin said that 
success of a team does 
not rely solely on any one 
person or group of per- 
sons. However, he said 
that if a team is doing 
well, the coach will 
receive the majority of 
the credit and if they are 
doing poorly the coach 
will receive the bulk of 
the pressure to do better. 

Goodwin said 
those seasons like this 
one often put his positive 
attitude to the test. The 
Demons are currently 2- 
5 after returning from a 
winning season. 

"We're trying to 
salvage a winning sea- 
son," Goodwin said. 
"That's tough when you 
have a group that has 
high expectations and 
coaches that have high 
expectations and here 
you are with four games 
to go in the season." 

Goodwin said that 
the University does not 
always have the best tal- 
ent, but there are usual- 


many players on the 

Raymond Williams 

NSU Football head coach, Sam Goodwin, is 
expected to become the winningest football 
coach in the history of NSU football. 

Goodwin was born in Knoxville, Tenn. but 
grew up in Pineville, La. There he attended 
local public schools until his graduation from 
Pineville High School. 

"My high school years were nothing to brag 
about," Goodwin said of his high school athlet- 
ic career. 

Goodwin played on Pineville High's state 
championship team in 1960. In his senior year, 
he was named team captain and played offen- 
sive guard and defensive tackle while weighing 
only 145 pounds. However, he only played in 
the first and last games of the season because 
of a broken leg he received in the first game. 

Goodwin said he played as a walk-on can- 
didate during his freshman year at Henderson 
State. He became an All-American and 
Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Player on 
offense and defense. He was also a NAIA All- 
American guard. In addition, Goodwin was a 
three-time AIC champion in the discus on 
Henderson State's track team. He set both 
conference and school records in the discus. 

Goodwin earned a bachelor's degree in 
Physical Education from Henderson State in 
1966 and went on to earn a master's in 1968 
from the University of Central Arkansas. 

Goodwin coached at several schools before 
settling at NSU. He began coaching at a pub- 
lic middle school in Little Rock, Ark. From 
there he accepted the head coach position at a 

new high school in the area and stayed there 
for nine years. Then he took a head coach posi- 
tion at South Arkansas University where he 
stayed for two years. Later he took a job as an 
offensive back coach at the University of 
Arkansas for another two years. 

Drawn to the familiar area of 
Natchitoches, Goodwin said he applied for the 
head coach position at NSU. 

"It was like coming home," Goodwin said. 

Goodwin said he came to NSU as head 
coach in 1982, not knowing what to expect 
from his team. The Demons had a record of 6- 
5 from the previous season and Goodwin said 
that he knew he faced some hard work to turn 
the team around. 

Goodwin said many players had discipli- 
nary problems and bad attitudes. He said that 
he had to discipline many players and kick 
some off the team. 

"I remember weighing 210 pounds that 
first year I took the job, by the time the season 
was over, I was like 180 pounds," Goodwin 
said. "It was a struggle." 

Goodwin attributes most of his success to 
the positive attitude he was born with. 
"I've always had confidence in my ability," said 
Goodwin. "Success gives you confidence, 
although there have been some failures along 
the way." 

Goodwin's success at the University began 
in 1984 when he led the Demons to the Gulf 
State Conference. His success continued in 
1988, 1997 and 1998 by winning the Southland 
Conference title. Goodwin said that between 
these victories were times of defeat and hard- 

team who are hungry to 
prove themselves. Goodwin credits this type of 
attitude for the success of his team. 

Running backs coach, Darrel Toussaint, 
said Goodwin is always on top of difficult situ- 

"He is a veteran of the game," said 

"I'm a competitor," Goodwin said. 

"I like [the players] to say that coach want- 
ed us to win and that he cared about us as indi- 
viduals. I don't know if all the players would 
say that about me," he continued. 

Chris Prichett, senior wide receiver, said 
Goodwin is definitely a good leader. 

"As a person everyone respects him," 
Pritchett said. 

"He's always there for his players." 

David Harvard, senior defensive end. said 
that Goodwin's success is obvious. 

"Just look at long he's been here and how 
many ex-players come back to watch the 
games," Harvard said. 

Harvard, Prichett and Toussaint all agreed 
that Goodwin is unmistakably a leader.They 
all commented on Goodwin's strong sense of 

"What he says-goes," Prichett said. 
"Everyone accepts that." 

Toussaint said Goodwin presents an 
unquestioned authority, but is also open to 
comments and opinions. 

Toussaint also said that Goodwin has an 
innate ability to communicate with his players. 

"Sam is an outstanding coach," Toussaint 

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Chief Caddo 

In March of 1962, 
the Lumberjacks of 
Stephen F. Austin 
College of Nacogdoches, 
Texas presented 
Northwestern State 
University with a black 
gum tree trunk from the 
SFA campus from which 

a statue was to be 
carved. The black gum 
tree weighed over a ton 
and was thirty inches in 

An Indian statue, 
Chief Caddo, was cho- 
sen because of the his- 
toric founding of 

File Photo 

Chief Caddo changes hands in 1964 

Natchitoches, La. and 
Nacogdoches, Tx. by 
Indian tribes. 

It was carved by 
Harold Greene in 
Logansport and 
required over 200 hours 
of labor. The name 
"Chief Caddo" was 
selected in honor of the 
ancient federation of 
Caddo Indian tribes, 
which once inhabited 
the northern Louisiana 

The final painting of 
the statue was done at 
Northwestern. The fin- 
ished product stands 8 
feet tall and weighs 
about 400 pounds. 

The first game for 
Chief Caddo was Sept. 
15, 1962. Northwestern 
won 23-6. Tradition has 
it that the winner of the 
annual NSU and SFA 
football game keeps 
Chief Caddo on their 
respective campus. 

NSU currently has 
Chief Caddo because of 
their win over SFA 
last year. 

Source: 1998-1999 
Student Handbook 

flCma 'Mater 

Oh, Alma Mater here today, We for thy lasting blessings pray, we know 
not where our paths may go, but, thou'll uphold us still we know, 
unchanging thou, 'mid changes vast, unswerved from ideals of the past, 
steadfast and true, our watchword e're shall be 

- To thee, our Alma Mater, Loyalty! 

Thy trees their solemn chorus bend about thee, flowers their censers 
blend. Our voices swell their murmuring strain, our hearts repeat the 
old refrain, thy purpose high to carry on Northwestern, thou has honor 
won! Steadfast and true, our watchword e're shall be - To thee, our Alma 
Mater, Loyalty! 

In after years, when far away, thy presence strong will near us stay, 
and as the echo of our son will, with new courage, lead us on; And to our 
eager vision then each subtle memory meaning lend, steadfast and true, 
our watchword e're shall be 

- To thee, our Alma Mater, Loyalty! 

Isabel Williamson 
(Mrs. S.J. Gumming) 




Heather Patton 

The 1965 NSU Mascot 

In 1984, the athletic 
department sponsored a 
contest to christen NSU's 

After shuffling through over 
300 entries, the department finally 
came upon a name - Vic, which was 
submitted by alumnae Ray Carney. 

Carney's choice, which is 
short for "Victory," won him an all- 
expense paid weekend to the 
Louisiana State Fair Classic. 

Northwestern's new Vic the 
Demon, Roderick Moy, is an incom- 
ing freshman from Sterlington, La. 

To be Vic, a student 
must have a 2.0 G.RA 
and be a full-time stu- 
dent. The university has tryouts, and the stu- 
dents trying out do a prepared skit forjudges. 

"Rod is very dedicated and he's a lot of fun," 
said Susanna Deshotel, assistant director of stu- 
dent activities. 

"You can tell he likes the job because of how good 
he is with the kids at games and he'll get up in the 

stands with the fans," 
Deshotel continued. 
"He's doing a great 
job. He is basically 
just supposed to go to 
the games, but he 
helps out at practice, 
as well." 

"He's an awe- 
some mascot. He's 
very supportive. We 
appreciate all of his 
time that he puts into 
it," said Liz Patchen, 
a member of the 
cheerleading team. 

"I was mascot in 
high school for two 
years and I wanted to 
do it in college," said 
Roderick Moy, the 
new Vic the Demon- 
"I like the people on 
the cheerleading 
team and being Vic 
helps me get to know 
the town better." 

The 1999 Vic the Demon 


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The Legend of Tsabeffa 

Stephanie Danby 

Windows closing all 
by themselves, room 
temperatures dropping 
without any adjust- 
ments made to the air 
conditioning level and 
televisions changing 
channels-no remote 

According to most 
Varnado Hall residents, 
there is only one expla- 
nation to these "haunt- 

According to legend, 
her spirit roamed 
Bullard Mansion until it 
was torn down. Since 
then, she has been spot- 
ted throughout various 
buildings on campus. 

She remained at 
East Hall until it was 
demolished in 1932, 
when she moved to the 
Music Hall. When the 
Music Hall was torn 
down, Isabella moved 
again, with the aide of 
several young male col- 
lege students, dressed 
as ghosts, who coaxed 

ing occurrences: 

Isabella was a young 
French maiden who, at 
one time, lived in the 
original Bullard 
Mansion on what is cur- 
rently the Normal Hill 
on the University's cam- 

During her stay in 
the mansion, she fell in 
love with a young man 
a nd they were to be 
Carried. But, shortly 
before the wedding date 
arrived, the young man 
was killed in a duel, 
supposedly over another 

Overcome with grief, 
Isabella became a nun. 

But not even the con- 
vent could cure her 

Believing that only 
death would silence her 
} ain, one stormy night 
sabella put an end to 
obt mourning by plung- 
ing a dagger into her 

her out of the building. 

The spirit wandered 
aimlessly across the 
campus for almost three 
years, until finally set- 
tling down in Caldwell 
Hall, which people 
believe was chosen due 
to its close location to 
Bullard Mansion. 

When Caldwell Hall 
burned down in October 
1982, 750 students per- 
formed a ceremony on 
Halloween night, help- 
ing Isabella move yet 
again to the Women's 
Old Gym, located beside 
Varnado Hall. 

According to Pete 
Gregory, archaeology 
professor, the move was 

"President Orzie and 
my daughter Leslie 
reenacted the ghost 
leaving the old building, 
which was over close to 
where the Columns is," 
Gregory said. "They 
walked the ghost - my 
daughter played the role 

of the ghost - 
from the 
Columns over 
to the Women's 
Gym. They've 
seen the ghost 
looking out the 
second window 
of the old gym, 
and that was 
before the old 
gym burned. 
So, Isabella 
may be in the 
ruins of the old 
gym or she may 
be wandering 
around cam- 

the most fre- 
quent "haunt- 
ings" have 
occurred in 
Varnado Hall. 

A junior 
physics major, 
who wishes to 
remain anony- 
mous, has expe- 
rienced her 
share of "hair- 
raising haunt- 
ings" during 
her residency in 
Varnado Hall. 

"Isabella's visited my 
room," she said. "Late at 
night, I'll be laying in 
bed trying to fall asleep 
and it'll feel like she's 
nudging the bed. It's 
creepy because I'm sure 
she's in this dorm and 
visits us late at night." 

But not all of the 
occurrences thought to 
be caused by Isabella 
take place inside of the 
dorm rooms. Some resi- 
dents claim it's the halls 
of Varnado that Isabella 

"When I was here 
last summer," Heather 
Pattonjunior journal- 
ism major, said, "I was 
here all by myself in the 
dorm, and I would hear 
doors opening and clos- 
ing on the East Hall. So, 
I just kind of said 'Okay 
Isabella, if you're 
around, don't haunt 

Although Isabella's her spirit will forever 

exact location remains a roam Northwestern's 

mystery, all who claim campus. With this 

to have been haunted by thought in mind, have a 

her ghost believe that haunted Halloween! 

Demons Fight Song 

Go ye Demons take the field, 
Northwestern Demons never yield. 
So, fight Demons win tonight, 
victory is on our side! 
Go! Fight! Win! 
Purple and white shall ever reign, 
filling the air with battle strains. 
So, Demons forever stand and 
fight for dear old Demonland. 



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EDITOR'S NOTE: The content of The Current Sauce was 
cut in preparation of our special Millennium Edition, 
which will be available this weekend at the Homecoming 
game. Please look for your copy of the Millennium Edition 
at the gates of Turpin Stadium. The staff encourages you all 
to participate in the special Homecoming events held just 
for you. Good luck DEMONS! 

October 26, 199" 

The Demons flounder 
again. This time it's to 
Page 4 

New faces at forefront of Natchitoches political scene 

jh awn T. Hornsby 


Two political newcomers 
B ade history Saturday 
rhen they beat the odds to 
apture two of the area's top 

Natchitoches Attorney 
[aylor Townsend and for- 
B er Natchitoches Parish 
(heriffs deputy Victor 
lones, who are admitted 
olitical novices, captured 
be positions of state repre- 
lentative and sheriff, 

Townsend, 36, defeated 
itate Rep. Jimmy Long, D- 

Natchitoches, in Saturday's 
primary elections by less 
than 200 votes. According to 
election results, Townsend 
received 51 percent of the 

Townsend is the nephew 
of former state Sen. Don 
Kelly and is a partner in the 
law firm Kelly, Townsend & 

Long has served in the 
House since 1968, making 
him the longest-serving mem- 
ber of the House in Louisiana 
history. He was seeking an 
eighth four-year term. 

The race was anybody's 
guess Saturday night, and 

Schroeder to 
lecture Monday 

Heather Patton 

Sauce Reporter 


On Nov. 1 classes 
be dismissed from 9- 
10 a.m. for the 
Lecture Series. 

Patricia Scott 
Schroeder, President 
and Chief Executive 
Officer of the 
Association of 
Publishers, will 
speak about the 
changes in the book 
industry as well as 
the future of book publish- 

"The review of the book 
Publishing should be inter- 
esting," said Tom 
Whitehead, chairman of 
'ne lecture series. 

"Gutenberg invented 
Movable type printing over 
450 years ago and we are 
1 the verge on electronic 
jelivery of books. The 
hange is happening rapid- 
1 Who wants to curl up on 
couch with a hand held 

Whitehead said that 
a tricia Schroeder has 

been on the American polit- 
ical scene for the last quar- 
ter of the century. 
Schroeder is a former con- 
gresswoman, a 
professor and is 
helping in the 
Institute for 
Civil Society in 
Newton, Mass. 

Several of 
her big achieve- 
ments include 
seeing the 
Family and 
Medical Leave 
Act and the 
of Health 
Act to 



cess in 1993. 

"This is a part of our 
Celebration of the 
Millennium. And what is 
more appropriate than a 
lecture on the Future of 
Books," Whitehead said. 
"Her political savvy and 
her knowledge of book pub- 
lishing should provide a 
great lecture. The event is 
free, and classes are dis- 
missed during the period so 
there is no excuse not to 

^ Photo by Heath Crawford 

^mecoming Hunnie Will Hooper of Sigma Nu 
°w e d the Queen and her Court with his 'sweetest' 

Townsend admitted being 
nervous. He credits his close 
win by running a positive 
and energetic grassroots 

"It's time to roll up our 
sleeves to make a positive 
change," Townsend said shortly 
after learning he was the win- 

He made sure to thank 
all his supporters who 
worked tirelessly during his 
campaign, especially his 
family and friends. 

He said he and Long 
talked on the telephone 
shortly after all results were 
reported. Townsend said he 

and Long agreed to work 
together to make the transi- 
tion a smoother one. With so 
many years spent in the 
Legislature, Townsend rec- 
ognized the fact that Long 
has a large group of loyal 

However, Townsend said 
he has worked hard to earn 
the people's trust, and he 
urged Long to ask his sup- 
porters to be open to the 

"We need to work togeth- 
er," Townsend said. 

Jones made history 
Saturday by becoming the 
first black criminal sheriff in 

Louisiana since 

Natchitoches Parish 
Sheriff Boyd Durr came in 
second, with Natchitoches 
City Marshal coming in 

Shortly after election 
results came in Saturday, 
Jones said he was "numb." 
With three men running for 
sheriff, Jones felt there 
would be a run-off on Nov. 

"I don't know how I feel," 
he said. "I'm excited." 

Like Townsend, Jones 
credited his family and 
friends for helping him with 

the election. He also made a 
point to express his admira- 
tion for both Durr and 
Rachal, who he said are 
"both great guys." In fact, 
Jones served as a sheriffs 
deputy under Durr, and 
Jones said he learned a lot 
from the sheriff. 

Even though he won't 
officially take office until 
July 1, Jones said he plans 
to continue touring the 
parish, meeting people and 
getting an idea of their 
needs and concerns. 

"That's what it's all 
about - serving the people," 
Jones said. 

Homecoming has been a proud tradition at the University throughtout its 115 year history. Football games like tl 
an integral part of the Homecoming celebration since the old Normal first fielded a team. 

above have been 

Homecoming packed with events for everyone 

Stephanie Danby 

Sauce Reporter 

The Student Activities Board 
plans to take students on a journey 
"from normal to now" during this 
year's Homecoming Week. 

Homecoming Week activities 
began on Oct. 25, with a blood drive 
in front of the Student Union. 
Eligible students will be able to 
donate their plasma Monday 
through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. 
until 3:00 p.m., at the blood drive. 

Laser Tag will be held in the 
Student Union Ballroom from 11:00 
am until 3:00 pni. Here, students 
can zap their friends in one-on-one 
or team against team battles. 

Homecoming Hunnie will begin 
at 7:00 pm in the Student Union 

This is a pageant for guys nomi- 
nated by different organizations on 
campus and will be judged by the 
Homecoming Court. The winner 
will receive a cash prize of 50-dol- 

Immediately following the 
Homecoming Hunnie pageant is the 
Lip Sync Contest. 

This contest is open to any 
organization or student formed 
group, including resident halls. 
Seventy-five-dollars will be award- 
ed for first place, 50-dollars for sec- 
ond and 25-dollars for third. 

Monday will also mark the 
beginning of the Banner Contest. 

Banners will be judged by select- 
ed individuals in the University as 
well as the community. Their judg- 

ment will be based on four cate- 
gories: religious, greek, residence 
and other. A 50-dollar cash prize 
will be awarded to the first place 
winner of each category. 

Tuesday, students can make 
their own music video and take a 
copy home to show their friends in 
the Interactive Video activity. This 
will be held from 11:00 am to 3:00 
pm in the Student Union Lobby. 

At 8:00 that evening, Abbey 
Road, a 60's cover band, will be per- 
forming in The Alley. 

Wednesday's activities begin 
with a photo-button photo shoot in 
the Student Union Lobby at 11:00 
am and end with the IM Fun Run 
and Bar-B-Que. 

The Fun Run is a 5k, 3.1 mile, 
marathon that begins at 4:30 pm. 
The first 150 people to enter the 
marathon will get a free T-shirt and 
prizes will be awarded to the winner 
of the race. 

After the race, there will be a 
Bar-B-Que and mini pep-rally in 
front of the IM Building for anyone 
who wants to attend. Prizes donat- 
ed by local businesses will be raffled 
off during these IM activities. 

Thursday, the Homecoming 
Court will be painting school spirit 
on students cars at 11:00 am in 
front of the Student Union. 

At 4:00 that afternoon, the 
Student Union Ballroom will be 
transformed into a Halloween-type 
setting for Greek Carnival. 

Here, children dress-up in their 
Halloween costumes, pay a nickel 
for a ticket and win candy and 


The Drive-In movie will begin at 
8:00 pm on the football field. Bring 
a blanket, bring a snack and bring 
some earplugs because The Blair 
Witch Project is the feature presen- 

Friday's activities line-up at 
Prather Coliseum with the float 
contest at 4:00 pm. The first place 
winner of this contest will receive 
50-dollars and 150-dollars will be 
awarded for the best overall float. 

The Homecoming parade begins 
at 5:00 pm in the Coliseum parking 
lot and ends with a pep rally on the 
riverbank. The banner contest and 
float contest winners will be 
announced at this time. 

A bon-fire will be blazing in the 
field at the bottom of Greek Hill at 
10:00 that evening, bringing an end 
to the Homecoming Week activities. 

Kick-off for the Homecoming 
game is at 11:00 Saturday morning. 

All Homecoming activities, 
including Saturday's game, are free 
with your student ID. 

"We have a lot of activities 
planned," Susanna Deshotel, 
Assistant Director of Student 
Activities, said. "Students can real- 
ly show pride in their school by par- 
ticipating in the Homecoming activ- 
ities and by going to the game espe- 

If anyone would like to get 
involved with student activities, 
please contact the Student 
Activities Board at 357-6511. 



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Oc tober 26 

Campus Connections 

CCS - Job Location: Census register Job location Student Union 305 357-5621 
Census/Jobs: Testing Dates: Thursday Oct. 28 3:00 - 4:30, Wednesday Nov. 17 3:00 
Must pre-rgister to take test. 


Sigma Sigma Sigma: The service project will be Wednesday. Remember, this is a manda- 
tory event. Congratulations to the Sigmas who participated in Lip Sync, you did a great job! 

Phi Mu Fraternity: Happy Homecoming Week and Happy Halloween. Please participate 
in all Homecoming Events and support our sisters on the Court. Don't forget to work the 
Greek Carnival on Thursday. On Friday, line up for the Homecoming Parade at 4 p.m. Dress 
up for the Homecoming Game on Saturday. Make sure to bring your family to Parents' Day 
on Sunday for lots of fun and games. 

Purple Jackets: Don't forget our next meeting will be on Monday, November 1, in the 
Student Union at 9 p.m. Please make every effort to attend. 

Varnado Hall is having a trick-or-treat on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Come 
bring your kids in costume for some safe trick-or-treat fun!! Located on College Ave. across 
from the Texaco with a U-shaped driveway. 

Student Personnel Association (SPA) is sponsoring the only food booth at Boogie on 
the Bricks. S